Wayne County has been awarded recycling grant funds, as well as
money for a hazardous household waste disposal event. The Kentucky
Energy and Environment Cabinet's Division of Waste Management made
that announcement last week.
Wayne County will receive $110,750 for its recycling program. The
county has been awarded $12,000 for household hazardous waste disposal.
A total of 49 recycling grants were awarded statewide. Twenty-nine
hazardous household waste grants were approved, as well as six grants
The Kentucky Pride Fund, which is generated by a $1.75 fee for each
ton of municipal solid waste disposed of in Kentucky landfills, is
financing the 84 grants, which total just over $4.6 million.
The grants require a 25 percent local match in the form of cash or
"in kind" personnel, educational activities or advertising to promote the program from the cities or counties receiving grants.