2019, county and city governments removed 584,496 bags of litter on 148,426
miles of roadways. Most of the items found on roadways are plastic bottles and
Litter Abatement Grant Program
Division of Waste Management Seeks Applications for Illegal Open Dump Cleanup, Litter Abatement Grants
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 18, 2021) – The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s (EEC) Division of Waste Management (DWM) is calling for grant applications for two of its signature programs, illegal dump cleanup and the cleanup of litter along public roads.
“These two grant programs have successfully helped cities and counties across the state keep roadsides litter free and eliminate illegal open dumps,” said EEC Secretary Rebecca Goodman. “Since 2006, the Illegal Open Dump Grant has funded the cleanup of 2,330 dump sites and the Litter Abatement Grant has assisted every county in maintaining the natural beauty of their roadways.”
Litter cleanup grant awards are awarded based on a formula that considers road miles, total population and rural population in each county. For dump cleanup grants, counties request specific amounts based on estimated dump costs.
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The following documents are not required but are provided solely for the information and convenience of the grant recipients in tracking program activities and expenditures:
Did your county or city receive a litter abatement grant?
Contact your county
solid waste coordinator or
judge/executive if a county road has a litter problem.
mayor if a city road has a litter problem.
Criminal Littering Statutes: