State Senator Joey Pendleton announced today that the Division of Waster Management has awarded Christian Co. $71,388.68 for cleanup of illegal dumps. Pendleton said in his press release that "Significant progress has been made in addressing the illegal dump issue in our state, but we need to do more."
The funding for Christian county is part of the $2.9 million in grants to be dispersed throughout 52 counties. These funds will clean up 293 illegal dumps across the Commonwealth. State funding for the illegal dump grant program comes from a $1.75 environmental remediation fee for each ton of garbage disposed of at Kentucky municipal waste disposal facilities. This fee was authorized by the 2002 General Assembly under House Bill 174.
Senator Pendleton has served in the 3rd District since 1993 which includes Christian, Todd, and Logan counties.