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$4.7 million awarded to state recycling, composting and household hazardous waste grants

Posted at 10:09 AM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 10:09:26-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear and Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Goodman announced Friday that more than $4.7 million in grants to Kentucky municipalities, fiscal courts and foundations for 78 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.

“Kentucky is fortunate that so many municipalities are stepping up to reuse and recycle to reduce the amount of solid waste piling up in our landfills,” Gov. Beshear said. “This shows care for the environment and for each other.”

This program awards three types of grants.

The recycling grant provides funds for counties to purchase recycling equipment with the goal of promoting sustainable regional recycling infrastructure in Kentucky.

The composting grant funds the purchase of equipment to improve composting and promote creative solutions for managing food waste, lawn waste and other organic material.

The household hazardous waste grant provides funds for counties to conduct annual drop-off events for their citizens to dispose of household chemicals, old electronics and other potentially hazardous wastes.