County receives recycling grant award

The Russell County Fiscal Court has received a $11,200 recycling grant award.

Governor Andy Beshear and Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Goodman made the announcement this week, and Russell County’s is among 71 statewide recipients to expand recycling, reduce the amount of solid waste going into landfills, and improve the environmental management of household hazardous waste.

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.

Funding for the grants comes 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.