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Trash for Cash / Litter Laws

Giving green to keep Daviess County green!

The Daviess County Solid Waste Department is accepting applications from non-profit groups interested in turning roadside trash into cash for the 2024 calendar year.

Approved applicants will receive a minimum of $100 per centerline mile of roads cleaned. The total dollar amount is determined by the Energy & Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management.

Program funding is derived from the Kentucky Environmental Remediation Fee of $1.75 per ton of waste received at the Landfill & Transfer Station.

In order to participate in the program, your organization must be from Daviess County, Kentucky and a federally recognized 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit.  Applications must be received by December 1, 2023.

For more information, call 270-229–4484 or email Mike Hamilton at

2024 Trash for Cash Application

Litter Laws

County Ordinance: Chapter 50
LITTERING: Placing, discarding, throwing, releasing, spilling, or depositing solid waste into the environment, on the land or ground, or in any lake, stream, ditch, river, pond, or other waterway.
OPEN DUMP: Any facility or site used for the disposal of solid waste which does not have a valid permit issued pursuant to this chapter or by the Cabinet or does not meet the environmental performance standards established under regulations promulgated by the Cabinet. All disposal facilities for clean waste, yard waste, or any other type of waste must be registered with the County Solid Waste Coordinator.

KRS 512.010: Definitions
KRS 512.070: Criminal Littering
KRS 433.753: Rewards for Information
KRS 433.757: Littering Public Waters

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