Russell County Fiscal Court and neighboring counties will receive grant money from the state’s Energy and Environment Cabinet to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills and improve the environmental management of household hazardous waste.
Russell County will receive $11,200.00, while Casey County will receive $27,945.00, Adair County will get $14,700.00, and Metcalfe County will receive just under $20,000.00.
The recycling grant provides funds for counties to purchase recycling equipment with the goal of promoting sustainable regional recycling infrastructure in Kentucky.
There were 37 recycling grants worth $2.47 million. These grants require a 25 percent local match in the form of cash or “in kind” labor, educational activities or advertising to promote the program from those receiving the awards.