1:34pm

Tue June 14, 2011
The Commonwealth

State Unveils $3.5 million in Waste Grants

The state on Tuesday announced 59 recycling and 14 household hazardous waste grants to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills, and sustain the environmental management of household hazardous waste, which includes electronic scrap and mercury from homes throughout Kentucky.

The Kentucky Pride Fund, administered by the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management, is awarding the 73 grants totaling more than $3.5 miillion. The Kentucky Pride Fund is funded through the $1.75 fee for each ton of municipal solid waste disposed of in Kentucky landfills.

“Recycling and managing household hazardous waste play a large part in Kentucky’s efforts to go green and conserve energy statewide,” Gov. Steve Beshear said in a press release. “The household hazardous waste grants allow homeowners to safely dispose of chemicals and other materials that pose a threat to human health and the environment.”

The grant awards reflect an increase of 21 recycling grants and 4 household hazardous waste grants awarded for the previous grant cycle.

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.

Grant recipients, along with the grant amounts, are:

Recycling Grants
Adair County Fiscal Court & City of Columbia - $40,870
Allen County Fiscal Court - $74,597
Ballard County Fiscal Court - $19,600
Barren County Board of Education $63,422
Bath County Fiscal Court - $30,254
Bell County Garbage (109) District - $43,751
Big Sandy Regional Recycling Program - $127,547.34
Boone County Fiscal Court - $177,522.50
Boyle County Recycle Center - $98,660
Breathitt County Fiscal Court/Wolfe County Fiscal Court - $142,902.37
Carlisle County Fiscal Court - $9,800
Casey County Fiscal Court - $34,200
City of Barbourville - $38,261.26
City of Bardstown - $81,084
City of Burgin - $10,430
City of Calvert City - $16,485
City of Central City – $38,800
City of Corbin - $96,503
City of Dawson Springs - $21,499.95
City of Frankfort - $28,872
City of Georgetown - $7,500
City of Glasgow - $5,729.50
City of Hartford & Ohio County Recycling - $72,377.50
City of Madisonville - $26,900
City of Paducah/McCracken County Fiscal Court - $41,606
City of Richmond/Madison County Recycling Center - $13,000
Cumberland County Recycle Center - $90,058.11
Garrard/Lincoln Solid Waste Management Area - $45,273.50
Hardin County Fiscal Court - $16,204.45
Hart County - $40,700
Henderson County Fiscal Court - $3,000
Jackson County Fiscal Court - $45,717.03
Jessamine County Fiscal Court - $163,101.46
LaRue County Fiscal Court - $29,400
Leslie County Fiscal Court - $88,504.23
Letcher County Fiscal Court - $52,752.82
Lewis County Fiscal Court - $92,803
Lexington Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) - $18,970
London Regional Recycling (includes Laurel and Rockcastle Counties and the
city of Manchester) - $84,859
Logan County Fiscal Court - $105,742
Marshall County Recycling - $33,011
Mason County Fiscal Court - $4,895
Metcalfe County - $19,900
Meade County Fiscal Court (includes Breckinridge, Hancock and Hardin counties)- $144,561.29
McCreary County Fiscal Court - $75,394.01
Morehead-Rowan County-MSU Recycling Center and Morehead State University - $32,077.98
Owen County Fiscal Court - $71,818.30
Pennyrile Regional Recycling Corporation - $70,694.61
Pennyrile Solid Waste Management Authority - $ 37,292.22
Powell County Fiscal Court - $62,242.80
Pulaski County Solid Waste/Fiscal Court - $106,591.08
Regional Recycling Center (Washington, Marion, Nelson,
city of Lebanon) - $48,073.72
Russell County Fiscal Court - $39,595
Shelby County 109 Taxing District - $26,550
Spencer County Fiscal Court - $12,464.26
Taylor County Fiscal Court - $35,670
Tri-County Recycling Alliance, Inc. - $3,000
Wayne County Fiscal Court - $84,133.52
Woodford County Fiscal Court - $61,737

Household Hazardous Waste Grants
Boyle and Mercer Counties - $16,500
City of Glasgow - $12,500
City of Henderson - $26,000
City of Madisonville and Hopkins County - $30,000
City of Murray - $31,000
City of Paducah - $25,700
Hardin County Fiscal Court - $32,800
Garrard/Lincoln Solid Waste Management Area - $19,985.50
Grant County Solid Waste 109 District - $15,500
Jessamine County Fiscal Court - $22,804.51
Madison County Fiscal Court - $8,500
Northern Kentucky Solid Waste Management Area - $16,530
Oldham County Fiscal Court - $12,500
Pennyrile Solid Waste Management Authority - $21,500