The Pulaski County Strong Waste and Recycling Division obtained excellent news this week with the state’s newest environmental grant announcement. The division obtained a recycling grant within the quantity of $301,249.20 in addition to a composting grant of $25,000. “We had a giant month in April with our cleanup operations,” Pulaski County Strong Waste and Recycling Coordinator Danny Masten stated Friday. “Then to high all of it off getting these grants, it is fantastic.”
The awards had been a part of Monday’s announcement of almost $4.7 million in grants to Kentucky municipalities, tax courts and universities for 71 initiatives to increase recycling, scale back the quantity of strong waste despatched to landfills and enhance the environmental administration of family hazardous waste. “I am thrilled that so many municipalities are stepping as much as reuse and recycle to cut back the quantity of strong waste accumulating in our landfills,” Governor Andy Beshear stated. “It promotes a wholesome Kentucky and reveals that we care concerning the surroundings and one another.”
The Recycling Grant gives funds to counties to buy recycling gear to advertise sustainable regional recycling infrastructure in Kentucky, whereas the Composting Grant funds the acquisition of kit to enhance composting and promote artistic options for managing meals waste, garden waste and different natural supplies.