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London, Ky., Receives Recycling Grant

London, Ky., Receives Recycling Grant

The grant will be used for equipment, recycling containers for businesses and metal supplies to build recycling bins for the city’s Public Works Department.

The city of London, Ky., has been awarded a $209,116 recycling grant for the city’s Public Works Department.

The Sentinel-Echo reports that the grant will be used for equipment such as a mobile-shred truck, recycling containers for businesses and metal supplies to build recycling bins for the Public Works Department.

Earlier this month, the state announced that 84 grants totaling more than $4.6 million would be distributed across varying regions of Kentucky. Forty-nine of the grants are dedicated to recycling, six to composting and 29 to household hazardous waste, according to the report.

Sentinel-Echo has more information:

The city of London was awarded a recycling grant last week from the state government worth $209,116.66.

The grant will be used to buy equipment like a mobile-shred truck, large recycling containers for businesses and metal supplies to build recycling bins for the Public Works Department, according to Steven Edge, London's Public Works director.

Edge said the city is in the process of refining its recycling process. "We're getting a lot of items that we can't recycle," Edge said. "It's costing the city to try to get those items out of the system."

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