Four Eastern KY Counties Receiving Share of .1M to Cleanup Illegal Dump Sites

Kentucky officials say more than $1.1 million in grant funding will be used to clean up 77 illegal dumps in 20 counties statewide.

Among the counties that received the grants include Breathitt, Harlan, Pike, and Wolfe Counties.

As part of the grant funding, counties must agree to provide a 25 percent match of the grant amount. The Energy and Environment Cabinet may waive the 25 percent match on any illegal open dump where cleanup costs exceed $50,000.

Funding for the Illegal Open Dump Grant program comes from the Kentucky Pride Fund. The fund is generated through a $1.75 environmental remediation fee for each ton of garbage dumped at Kentucky municipal solid waste landfills.

Source: MG News

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