Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Grants Awarded

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet

The Kentucky Pride Fund, administered by the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management, awarded 78 projects to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills, and improve the environmental management of household hazardous waste; the grants totaled over $4.7 million.  The Kentucky Pride Fund is funded through the $1.75 fee for each ton of municipal solid waste disposed of in Kentucky landfills. The grants require a 25-percent local match in the form of cash or “in-kind” personnel, educational materials, educational activities and advertising to promote the program from the cities or counties receiving the awards.  Pennyrile Area Development District provided technical assistance in the submission of applications for recycling and household hazardous waste grants.  Pennyrile ADD staff was proud to assist the following communities with applications:

Recycling Grants: 
Christian -Pennyrile Solid Waste Management Authority - $96,795.00
City of Madisonville - $39,355.00
Hopkins County Fiscal Court - $96,955.00
West Kentucky Regional Recycling - $177,365.65
Household Hazardous Waste Grants (HHW): 
Christian - Pennyrile Solid Waste Management Authority - $10,000.00
Trigg County - $10,000.00