Madisonville gets grant to tackle litter | News
The City of Madisonville announces that the Kentucky Division of Waste Management has awarded the City with $11,186.37 in Litter Abatement Grant funds. The funds will help offset costs associated with community litter abatement activities outside the normal operation of the Sanitation Department.
“These state funds, while not large in scope, are important in our efforts to address Madisonville’s litter problem," said Madisonville Mayor David Jackson. "We are fortunate that our citizens take pride in our community and we don’t see a large scale litter problem like other communities experience. However, litter is still an issue that we must address as attested by the Three Hundred and thirty-three 50 gallon bags of litter that were collected in 2012 through our litter abatement efforts.”
Daron Jordan, Community Development Director for the City of Madisonville, noted that “The City will use these funds to offset the cost of our current Litter Abatement program. The Litter Abatement Program complements our normal sanitation services through directed clean-up of litter found within our community. This program utilizes paid and non-paid personnel to clean litter along city streets throughout the year. These clean-up efforts exceed the total street miles within the City of Madisonville.”
The state Litter Abatement Grant Program began in 2002 and is administered by Kentucky Division of Waste Management. Since the inception of the grant program, the City of Madisonville has been awarded over $80,000.00 in grant funds for litter abatement activities.