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December 28, 2017

Deadline is April 9, 2018 for recycling, composting, and household hazardous waste grants


FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 28, 2017) - The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management is accepting grant applications for projects that develop an integrated infrastructure, offer public education programs on recycling and composting, and for household hazardous waste (HHW) collection events.

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 Friday, April 6, 2018, or hand-delivered to Division of Waste Management, Recycling and Local Assistance Branch by 4 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018. 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.

For more information, please contact J.R. Holt by phone at 502-782-6385 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You also may visit the division’s website at


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