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County’s ‘Trash for Cash’ nonprofit fundraiser accepting application

November 17, 2020 | 12:07 am

Updated November 16, 2020 | 10:34 pm

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The Daviess County Solid Waste Department is accepting applications for the “Trash for Cash” program, a fundraiser for nonprofit organizations through which they help remove trash along roadways.

Each year, the Kentucky Division of Waste Management provides litter abatement grants to counties that express interest in clearing trash from public roadways.  Eligible groups must be federally recognized as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located within Daviess County.

At a minimum, groups are assigned 5 miles of county roadway at a rate of $100 per mile. The rate and mileage vary each year depending on grant funds received from the Commonwealth.

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The county provides road caution signs, safety vests, trash bags, gloves, water and free disposal.

Approved groups may schedule clean-up days between Feb. 1 and Dec. 1, 2021. There are eight slots available per weekend on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Group leaders can choose a date that works best for their organization, and the Solid Waste Coordinator will select the roads to be cleaned.

Applications are due to the Solid Waste Department by the close of business on Dec. 1, 2020. The announcement of approved recipients will be made no later than Jan. 31, 2021.

For questions, contact Solid Waste Coordinator Mike Hamilton at 270-229-4484 or email mhamilton@daviessky.org.

November 17, 2020 | 12:07 am

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