County nonprofit ‘Trash for Cash’ fundraiser accepts applications from Monday


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The Daviess County Solid Waste Department is accepting applications starting Monday for the “Trash for Cash” program, a fundraiser for nonprofits through which they help remove waste along the roads.

Trash for Cash participants receive a minimum of $ 100 per kilometer of road cleared. Eligible groups must be federally recognized as 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations located in Daviess County.

“This is a fundraising opportunity for churches, youth organizations, civic groups and other nonprofits in our community,” said Executive Judge Al Mattingly. “Volunteers are able to raise money for their organization while helping to keep our county roads free of litter and debris. ”

Funding for the program comes from the state’s environmental remediation fee of $ 1.75 per tonne of waste transported to the county landfill and transfer station.

The county provides road warning signs, safety vests, garbage bags, gloves, water, and free disposal.

To apply, download the application here and return the completed form to the Solid Waste Service. Applications must be submitted before December 1.

For any questions, contact Solid Waste Coordinator Mike Hamilton at 270-229-4484 or by email [email protected].

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