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DWM accepting grant applications for recycling programs, household hazardous waste events

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The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) is accepting grant applications for projects that develop an integrated infrastructure and offer public education programs on recycling, and for household hazardous waste (HHW) collection events.

ky-logoExamples of grant eligible recycling equipment include vertical and horizontal balers, sorting conveyors, forklifts, skid steer loaders, scales, manual pallet jacks and collection “drop-off” trailers, as well as education and advertising promotions.

During the HHW events, funding covers proper disposal of hazardous materials by an authorized vendor, education and advertising costs.

Grant funding comes from the Kentucky Pride Fund and is underwritten by a $1.75 per-ton fee on municipal solid waste disposed of in Kentucky’s contained landfills. Local governments, solid waste management districts, public schools, universities and colleges are eligible to apply. Priority is given to applicants who propose regional projects.

Applications must be postmarked no later than April 7, 2017, or hand-delivered to the recycling assistance section of the Recycling and Local Assistance Branch by 4 p.m., April 10, 2017. Applications must be the original version and contain any supporting documentation in order to be complete. Each grant requires a 25 percent local match.

For more information, contact J.R. Holt at 502-782-6385.  Additional information is also available at http://waste.ky.gov/RLA/grants/Pages/default.aspx  or http://eec.kentucky.gov

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet

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  1. ruth bamberger says:

    This is a very worthwhile and much needed project. A study by Rumpke a few years ago concluded that 60% of what goes into the trash stream can be recycled. Our resources are limited, and recycling is an effective means of assuring that needed resources are available for our children and grandchildren.

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