Kenton County Solid Waste Division, utilizing grant monies, pays approved 501(c)3 organizations $100 per mile to pick up trash off of approved roadways within Kenton County. For the Love of Dog Rescue, Inc. recently completed the program and had the following to say about their experience:
“The 65+ trash bags our crew of volunteers filled and left scattered along 17 for pick up last weekend, were a visual representation of just a glimpse of society's throw away culture….Unfortunately, many people feel entitled to dump anything they deem rubbish when and wherever they please and therefore adopt an ‘out of sight, out of mind, not my problem’ attitude about being blatantly irresponsible.
The roadside was covered so badly in trash in some places that it took nine of us several hours to clear half a mile….This experience was a perfect fundraiser for our organization as we continue raising funds and attempting to put right and correct the devastating side effects of society's abandonment of dogs as, for just a few miles, we put right society's throw away culture of trash….The road looks great now...for now, but it won't again very soon.”
Spots are still available for interested federally-recognized 501(c)3, non-profit groups. Funds are limited each year and the program is first come, first serve. Applicants must have all proper paperwork completed and approved before beginning the program each year by Kenton County Solid Waste Management. This program runs from April 1st through September 30th each year.
To apply to participate in the program, please visit the Solid Waste Management page on the Kenton County website. Questions? Please contact Kenton County Public Works Solid Waste Management at (859) 392-1919 or via email.