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Nearly $1 million in grants awarded to 21 Kentucky counties to clean up illegal open dumps

Gov. Andy Beshear and Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Goodman announced approximately $955,000 in grant funding has been awarded for the cleanup of 121 illegal dumps in 21 counties across the Commonwealth. “Illegal dump sites are a blight on this beautiful state of ours,” Beshear said. “Cleaning these will not only restore properties but will provide a healthier environment for...

Energy and Environment Cabinet announces grants to clean up illegal open dumps in 20 Kentucky counties

The Kentucky Energy and Environment has announced that approximately $1.15 million in grant funding has been awarded for the cleanup of 77 illegal dumps in 20 counties across the Commonwealth. “This grant program has significantly reduced the number of illegal open dumps across the Commonwealth,” Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely said. “I encourage all counties to consider using this grant to...

Division of Waste Management taking applications for illegal dumping and litter abatement grants

The Kentucky Division of Waste Management is calling for grant applications for two of its signature programs, illegal dump cleanup and litter cleanup along public roads. “These popular grant programs have played an important role in maintaining the natural beauty of communities across the commonwealth and in helping improve Kentuckian’s quality of life,” said EEC Secretary Charles Snavely. Since...

Division of Waste Management announces grant funding for county waste-reduction programs

The Kentucky Division of Waste Management has announced 46 recycling, five composting, and 27 household hazardous waste grants to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills, and improve the environmental management of household hazardous waste, which includes electronic scrap and mercury. Grant dollars from the Kentucky Pride Fund, which is generated by a $1.75 fee for...

Energy and Environment Cabinet announces grants to clean up illegal dumps in 20 Kentucky counties

Energy and Environment Secretary Charles Snavely announced today approximately $1.5 million in grant funding has been awarded for the cleanup of 108 illegal dumps in 20 counties across the Commonwealth. “This grant program has been very successful in helping counties clean up their communities, but Illegal dumping is still a problem that affects property values and quality of life across the commonwealth,”...

Environmental Protection Cabinet announces grants to clean up Illegal open dumps in 25 counties

Energy and Environment Secretary Charles Snavely announced that approximately $1.06 million in grant funding has been awarded for the cleanup of 112 illegal dumps in 25 counties across the Commonwealth. “Illegal dumping affects safety, property values and quality of life across the commonwealth,” Snavely said. “This grant program is a great way to assist counties in improving their local communities...

Kentucky Division of Waste Management announces more than $4.5 million in recycling grants

The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management announced Friday 45 recycling grants, 27 household hazardous waste grants and one grant for a compost pilot project. The purpose of these grants is to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills and improve the environmental management of household hazardous waste, which includes electronic scrap and...

Environmental Protection Cabinet announces grants to clean up illegal open dumps in 26 counties

Energy and Environment Secretary Charles Snavely announced that approximately $1.75 million in grant funding has been awarded for the cleanup of 139 illegal dumps in 26 counties across the Commonwealth. The funding comes from the Kentucky Pride Fund. “Illegal dumping is a problem that raises significant concerns with regard to safety, property values and quality of life in our communities,” Sec....