Solid Waste District receives nearly $76,000 in grant funds for recycling and household hazardous waste events
The Garrard/Lincoln Solid Waste Management District has been awarded nearly $76,000 in grant funds for recycling and household hazardous waste events. “The funds will be used to purchase new processing and handling equipment for recyclable materials and also purchase newspaper and radio advertisements to promote recycling in Garrard and Lincoln Counties”, said Solid Waste Coordinator Chris Thomason. A portion of the funds will also be used to hold two household hazardous waste drop-off events this Fall. “We have had great success with these events in the past and they have proven to be very popular with the public. The household hazardous waste drop-off events are really the only option that our citizens have for free disposal of unwanted or expired household chemicals, automobile fluids, propane tanks, fluorescent bulbs, and other items that are toxic and should not be laying around the house or sent to landfills”, Thomason explained. Dates for the drop-off events will be announced soon.