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Northern Kentucky Solid Waste Gets $250,000 in Grants for Recycling, More

Northern Kentucky Solid Waste Management Area is the recipient of $250,000 in grant money from the state to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills and improve the environmental management of household hazardous waste, which includes electronic scrap and mercury from homes.

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet's Division of Waste Management announced more than $3 million in grants this week.

NKSWMA received $206,000 in the form of a Pride Recycling Grant and $44,000 in the form of a Pride Household Hazardous Waste Grant, both from the Kentucky Pride Fund which is generated by a $1.75 fee for each ton of municipal solid waste disposed of in Kentucky landfills. 

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 the awards. 

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