NW Kansas communities receive KDHE solid waste reduction grants – Hays Post

20 individual grants distributed to recipients across Kansas

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Bureau of Waste Management has announced the recipients of solid waste reduction grants. These annual solid waste grants are awarded to cities, counties and private entities across the state. The grants total nearly $390,000 for 2020 and establish recycling and composting programs that will divert recyclable material from landfills.

In northwest Kansas, grants were awarded for projects  Colby, Smith Center, Atwood and Oakley.

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The Solid Waste reduction grants go toward funding waste reduction education, recycling and composting. This year’s 20 individual solid waste reduction grants range from $1,275 to $83,211.23. The grants are funded through a $1/ton waste disposal fee.

For more information on KDHE’s waste reduction grant opportunities and application procedures, visit www.kdheks.gov/waste.

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