County’s ‘Trash for Cash’ nonprofit fundraiser accepting applications starting Monday

October 30, 2021 | 12:08 am

Updated October 29, 2021 | 10:45 pm

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

Trash for Cash participants receive a minimum of $100 per centerline mile of roads cleaned. Eligible groups must be federally recognized as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located within Daviess County.

“This is a fundraising opportunity for churches, youth organizations, civic groups, and other not-for-profits in our community,” said Judge-Executive Al Mattingly. “Volunteers are able to raise money for their organization while helping to keep our county roads clear of litter and debris.”  

Funding for the program is derived from the state’s environmental remediation fee of $1.75 per ton of garbage hauled to the county landfill and transfer station.

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

To apply, download the application here and return the completed form to the Solid Waste Department. Applications are due by Dec. 1.  

For questions, contact Solid Waste Coordinator Mike Hamilton at 270-229-4484 or email [email protected].

October 30, 2021 | 12:08 am

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