Kentucky’s Louisville Metro Council has approved grant funding to roll out large, lidded, rolling recycling carts to residents in its Urban Services District who currently recycle with small, 18-gallon bins. The new carts will be delivered to residents in the summer.
Louisville, Kentucky, applied for and received a grant from The Recycling Partnership, a nonprofit based in Falls Church, Virginia, that works with city governments to transform recycling programs. According to a news release from The Recycling Partnership, Louisville was selected to receive grant support because of its dedication to advancing recycling in the community. The grant helped to pay for 28,000 new carts and includes funding for education and outreach about how and what to recycle.
Louisville Councilman Bill Hollander, who sponsored the grant, says the local waste management district provided matching funds for the grants as well.
“I want to express my gratitude to the Southeast Recycling Development Council and all our partners for their support of this program, which is so important in supporting our efforts to protect the environment and helps us enhance cleanliness and health in our communities,” says Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer about the program.
Hollander adds that the city has “big, important goals for reducing the amount of material going to a landfill, and more recycling carts, and additional education and outreach, will help us meet them.”