Kentucky accepts applications for recycling grants

Deadline to apply for grant is April 7, 2017.

January 9, 2017
Recycling Today Staff
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The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management is accepting grant applications for projects in the state that develop an integrated infrastructure and offer public education programs on recycling and for household hazardous waste (HHW) collection events.

Examples 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, grant funding would cover the 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 landfills. Local governments, solid waste management districts, public schools, universities and colleges are eligible to apply. Priority is given to applicants proposing 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 to be complete. Each grant requires a 25 percent local match.

More information is available from J.R. Holt at 502-782-6385 or at For more information on the grant program, visit the division’s website at