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Non-Profits: Turn Roadside Trash Into Cash

Beginning on Wednesday, November 1, the Daviess County Solid Waste Department will start accepting applications for the 2024 Trash for Cash program.

Trash for Cash is a fundraising opportunity for non-profit organizations that keeps county roads free of litter and debris.

Groups will select a day to collect roadside trash, typically in the spring or fall.  The county provides safety vests, trash bags and litter collection tools to assist with cleanup.

In accordance with the rules of the program, organizations will only collect trash on county roads, not state highways, parkways or interstates.

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

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, the organization must be from Daviess County, Kentucky and a federally recognized 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit.  Applications should be received by December 1, 2023.

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

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