Kentucky Seeks Recycling Infrastructure Projects

Kentucky’s Division of Waste Management is accepting applications for grants that support new recycling infrastructure projects. Eligible applications promote education programs for recycling and can include partnerships between counties or regions, said Cathy Guess with the state’s recycling assistance program. Interest in recycling infrastructure projects grew last year by 21 applicants to 73, all of… Continue reading Kentucky Seeks Recycling Infrastructure Projects

Beshear Unveils $3.5 Million in Waste Grants

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear awarded dozens of waste grants Tuesday to help expand recycling and household hazardous waste programs throughout the commonwealth. The Energy and Environment Cabinet will give out $3.5 million through the Kentucky Pride Fund to 73 local governments across the state. The money comes from a $1.75 fee collected for each ton… Continue reading Beshear Unveils $3.5 Million in Waste Grants

New Recycling Center Operational at E.P. 'Tom' Sawyer

A new un-manned recycling drop-off site is in operation in Louisville, bringing the number of such sites to seventeen. These drop-off sites are typically located at fire stations and community centers, but Pete Flood with Solid Waste Management says the new one at E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer Park was created at the suggestion of local residents.… Continue reading New Recycling Center Operational at E.P. 'Tom' Sawyer

Metro Recycling Facing Lower Commodity Prices

Prices for recycled commodities like plastic and mixed paper have fallen so sharply that some recyclers can’t cover basic costs. In some cases, they’re finding it cheaper to send some of those materials to the landfill. Louisville metro’s recycling program is like many municipalities facing falling prices and higher costs for its program.

Measuring Up Louisville's Recycling Program

Louisville metro recently completed a new five-year plan for managing trash. The plan calls for Louisville to recycle 25% of that waste—a goal the city hasn’t changed in years. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland investigates whether the city is reaching that goal, and where it’s falling short.

Measuring Up Louisville's Recycling Program

Louisville metro recently completed a new five-year plan for managing trash. The plan calls for Louisville to recycle 25% of that waste—a goal the city hasn’t changed in years. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland investigates whether the city is reaching that goal, and where it’s falling short.