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June 13, 2014

London and Corbin receive recycling grants

TRI-COUNTY — London and Corbin received a piece of the more than $3 million in grants handed across the state this week by the Kentucky Division of Waste Management.

London received a recycling grant worth $92,294, and Corbin obtained a recycling grant for $7,150.

The grant money comes from the Kentucky Pride Fund which is generated by a $1.75 fee for each ton of municipal solid waste disposed of in a Kentucky landfill.

The grants require a 25-percent match from the cities in the form of cash or “in kind” personnel, educational activities or advertising to promote the recycling program for the cities.

Corbin City Manager Marlon Sams said that $6,250 of the Corbin grant would go toward five storage bins that would likely be placed in different locations across the city. Another $300 will be used for newspaper and radio ads concerning recycling, and $600 would go toward educational material.

No information as to how the London grant would be used was available at press time.

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