Daviess County Fiscal Court has extended the application deadline for the “Trash for Cash” program to January 3, 2023.
The Solid Waste Department anticipates additional state funding for this program in the next calendar year and would like to invite more organizations to apply.
“The Trash for Cash program is a unique fundraising opportunity for non-profits groups,” said Judge/Executive Al Mattingly. “Volunteers spend a Saturday morning collecting roadside litter to beautify our community and receive cash for their organization.”
“Last year, these non-profits picked up more than 6.6 tons of trash along 400 miles of right-of-way,” he added. “They worked hard to benefit their community and earned their donations!”
Funding for the program derives from the Kentucky Environmental Remediation Fee of $1.75 per ton of waste received at the Landfill & Transfer Station.
Approved applicants will receive $100 per centerline mile of county roads cleaned. To participate in the program, your organization must be from Daviess County, Kentucky and a federally recognized 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit.
For any questions, contact Solid Waste Coordinator Mike Hamilton at (270) 229–4484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be returned by January 3, 2023.