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State awards $83K locally for Recycling and HHW projects
By John Mura/Robin Hartman
Frankfort, KY - On Friday, June 25, Governor Andy Beshear and Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Goodman announced nearly $4.8 million in grants to Kentucky municipalities, fiscal courts and universities for 75 projects across the Commonwealth to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills and improve the environmental management of household hazardous waste.
Local recipients include:
This program awards three types of grants:
Secretary Goodman said some of these projects raise awareness about the importance of recycling home electronic equipment, which can contain metals such as mercury, which would be harmful to human health if put into landfills. "We all need to consider the life cycle of products and how we carefully dispose of them," Sec. Goodman said.
Funding for the grants comes from the Kentucky Pride Fund, which is generated by a $1.75 fee for each ton of municipal solid waste disposed of in Kentucky landfills.
In order to apply for the next round of recycling, composting and household hazardous waste grants, applications should be postmarked or hand-delivered to Division of Waste Management, Recycling and Local Assistance Branch, or emailed to email@example.com by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2022. The original application and any supporting documentation must be submitted in order for an application to be complete. Each grant requires a 25% local match. Application materials can be found here: https://eec.ky.gov/Environmental-Protection/Waste/recycling-and-local-assistance/recycling/Pages/default.aspx.
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