Two Million Dollars in Grant Funding will Help to Address Illegal Dump Concerns

Bowling Green, KY – Illegal dumps in 29 counties of Kentucky will be cleaned up, with the assistance of funding from the Kentucky Pride Fund. Counties must agree to come up with a 25 percent match if the project will cost less than fifty thousand dollars. The Energy and Environment Cabinet can waive the 25 percent match on projects costing more than fifty thousand dollars.
Funding for the program comes from an environmental remediation fee that's charged for each ton of garbage disposed of in municipal solid waste disposal facilities in the Bluegrass State. Among the 29 counties that will receive funding for dump clean up projects are Hart, Henderson, Adair, Warren, Rockcastle, Logan, Meade,Laurel, and Wayne counties.