Division of Waste Management
Grants available for recycling, household hazardous waste and mercury projects

Press Release Date:  Thursday, January 10, 2008  
Contact Information:  Leslie King, 502-564-6716  

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2008) - The Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet (EPPC) is accepting grant proposals for projects to help Kentucky develop an integrated recycling infrastructure, manage household hazardous waste and mercury and offer public education programs relating to recycling, household hazardous waste and mercury.

Applications must be received by close of business on April 1 at EPPC’s Division of Waste Management central office in Frankfort. The original and one copy of the entire application and any supporting documentation must be submitted in order for an application to be complete.  Each grant requires a 25 percent match.

For more information, contact Fred Kirchhoff, Division of Waste Management, 14 Reilly Rd., Building 5,  Frankfort KY 40601, 502-564-6716. His e-mail address is Fred.Kirchhoff@ky.gov.  Information about the program and the application is available at the division’s Web site – http://waste.ky.gov or http://recycle.ky.gov.

The Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Grant Program was established in 2006 by the Kentucky General Assembly. In 2007 EPPC awarded 26 grants totaling almost $2.3 million. Grant funding comes from the Kentucky Pride Fund which was created by the legislature and is underwritten by a $1.75 per ton fee on municipal solid waste disposed in Kentucky’s contained landfills. 

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