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Division of Waste Management announces grant recipients

Program provides rubber mulch for landscaping, walking trails and pour-in-place surfacing

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 4, 2018)—The Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) today announced $309,946 in grant funding awards for landscaping, walking trails and pour-in-place surfacing projects that utilize recycled waste tires.

The grants are from the Waste Tire Trust Fund, established by the 1998 Kentucky General Assembly to receive a $1 fee from each retail sale of a new tire in the state. The fund helps manage the approximately 5 million scrap tires generated in Kentucky each year and promotes the development of markets for recycled tire products.

Recipients, along with grant amounts, are as follows:

Allen County

  • Allen County Fiscal Court – Landscaping at the Allen County Judicial Center $5,110

Daviess County

  • Audubon Area Community Services/Head Start Program – Seven Hills Head Start/Preschool – ADA Pour-in-Place Playground Surfacing $38,016
  • Owensboro Public Schools, Sutton Elementary School – Pour-in-Place Playground $28,890

Fayette County

  • University of Kentucky, The Arboretum and The Ben F. Roach Cancer Care Building, Crumb Rubber Path and Matted Tree Wells $9,800

Grant County

  • Williamstown Independent Schools, Williamstown JR/SR High School – Nature Trail $6,660

Green County

  • City of Greensburg Pocket Parks, Disc Golf Course and Fitness Park – Landscaping $18,400

McLean County

  • McLean County Fiscal Court, Various County Buildings & Locations – Landscaping $13,900

Morgan County

  • Morgan County Schools and Central Office – Landscaping & Foot Paths $3,983

Pendleton County

  • Pendleton County Fiscal Court and Courthouse Square – Landscaping $6,248

Perry County

  • Hazard/Perry County Community Ministries, New Beginnings Child Care Center – Pour-in-Place Playground $34,439

Pulaski County

  • City of Somerset, Fischer Family Park – ADA Pour-in-Place Playgrounds $95,600

Union County

  • John Paul II Catholic School – Pour-in-Place Playground $33,600

Whitley County

  • City of Corbin, Larry Stevens Playground at Rotary Park – Pour-in-Place Playground $15,300

Total Grants Awarded: $309,946