Division of Waste Management
Governor Beshear announces $1.5 million in waste grants

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 06, 2008  
Contact Information:  Leslie King, 502-564-6716  


FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 6, 2008) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced 34 recycling and household hazardous waste grants totaling $1.5 million to expand recycling in Kentucky and reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills.

“Recycling is an important component of the solid waste solution. It reduces litter, extends the lifespan of Kentucky landfills and creates markets for material with recycled content,” said Governor Beshear. “The grants for household hazardous waste will allow homeowners to safely dispose of chemicals and other materials that pose a threat to human health and the environment.”

The grants are subject to formal acceptance by the recipients. The grants require a 25 percent local match in the form of cash or “in kind” services, materials or equipment from the cities or counties receiving the awards.

This is the second year for the Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Grant Program administered by the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management.

The grant program was established by the 2006 General Assembly with funding from the Kentucky Pride Fund. The fund is underwritten by a $1.75 per ton fee on municipal solid waste disposed in Kentucky’s contained landfills. 

Grant recipients and proposed expenditures are:

  • Adair County Fiscal Court – recycling trailer, collection containers and advertising - $14,735
  • City of Bardstown – recycling trailers, forklift, balers, cages, scales and advertising - $172,564
  • Barren County Fiscal Court – trailer and collection boxes - $32,650
  • Bell County Garbage District – baler, skid-steer loader, trailers and scales - $56,952
  • Boone County Solid Waste Management Area (Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties) – household hazardous waste, mercury and television collection - $17,000
  • Boyd County Fiscal Court – horizontal baler with conveyor, skid steer loader, forklift, recycling trailers and advertising - $161,024
  • Boyle County Fiscal Court – horizontal baler, paper shredder and advertising - $101,200
  • City of Corbin – recycling trailer - $12,800
  • City of Frankfort – education and advertising - $2,900
  • Garrard County Fiscal Court – recycling trailer and advertising - $10,567.50
  • Georgetown City Council – education and advertising - $2,600
  • Grant County Solid Waste Management – household hazardous waste, mercury and e-scrap collection - $20,000
  • Hardin County Fiscal Court – collection trailers, signs, education, advertising and household hazardous waste collection - $45,240
  • City of Hartford – scales, baler, trailer, dock plate, trailer, forklift and advertising - $27,935
  • Jackson County Fiscal Court – balers, phase converters, containers, education and advertising - $37,888
  • LaRue County Fiscal Court – forklift, trailers and education - $50,000
  • Letcher County Fiscal Court – baler, pallet fork frame, paper cutter, paper shredder and forklift - $40,900.38
  • City of London – collection containers, skid-steer loader, scales, electrical installation, barrier blocks, forklift - $121,441
  • Madison County Solid Waste – mercury collection - $4,000
  • City of Manchester – forklift, collection containers and advertising - $27,288
  • Marion County Fiscal Court – scales and printer - $4,700
  • Meade County Fiscal Court – horizontal baler, paper shredder, scales and advertising - $100,946.60
  • Oldham County Fiscal Court – household hazardous waste and mercury collection - $9,000
  • Owen County Fiscal Court – scales, pallet jack, classroom containers, electrical installation and advertising - $13,500
  • Pennyrile Regional Recycling Corp. – glass pulverizer, electrical installation, barrier blocks, advertising and education - $34,224
  • Big Sandy Regional Recycling Program (Prestonsburg, Magoffin and Pike counties) – baler with conveyor, skid-steer loaders, scales, dock plate, collection dumpsters, trailers, classroom containers, advertising and education - $153,932
  • Pulaski County Fiscal Court – paper shredder, jack stands, dock plate and advertising - $25,960
  • Rockcastle County Fiscal Court – forklift, recycling containers, electrical installation and advertising - $54,520
  • Rowan County – household hazardous waste collection - $11,887
  • Russell County Fiscal Court – recycling trailers - $26,600
  • Tri-County Recycling Alliance (Henderson, Union, McLean and Webster counties) – utility carts and education - $11,820
  • Washington County Fiscal Court – recycling trailer - $17,622
  • Wayne County Fiscal Court – forklift, dock plate and advertising - $27,173.94
  • Woodford County Fiscal Court – skid-steer loader and forklift - $39,408.46