Grant County Solid Waste Management District
Bryan Miles, Solid Waste Coordinator
101 North Main Street
Williamstown KY 41097
The Solid Waste Management 109 Board is the governing body for solid waste management activities in Grant County. The Board meets the third Saturday of every month at 7:30 a.m. in the Fiscal Court meeting room on the third floor of the Courthouse.
Members of the 109 Board are: David Schmitt, Chair; Dr. Amy Roe, Secretary; Ken Stone, Dr. Fred Scheffler, Kim Martin, Melinda White and Scot Lahner.
Please help us keep Grant County a clean and green community -never litter! Road Side Litter Pick-up can be organized through this office. If you see anyone littering or dumping materials alongside our roads or streams, record the license plate number and a description of the vehicle and report it to the Solid Waste Office at 824-3050.
The mission of the Grant County Solid Waste Management District is to protect the health and safety of the residents of the County through environmental monitoring and analysis of air and water quality; to ensure regulatory compliance of all solid waste management facilities located within the County; to assist educators in implementing environmental education in the local schools; to educate and provide information to all residents concerning the proper handling of all classifications of waste; to coordinate, manage, and oversee all community and special clean up events; and to provide for adequate and affordable solid waste collection and disposal services.
The Director is committed to public health and conservation and preservation of the environment through education, innovation, team-work and community involvement. Additionally, the Director is responsible for overseeing all regulatory issues regarding the solid waste management program.
Through the efforts of the Grant County Solid Waste 109 Board, Grant County Fiscal Court, and the Solid Waste Management District, Grant County was awarded Certified Clean County status by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in May of 2002. This was accomplished through a year of work cleaning up all visible open dumps throughout the County. This designation gives Grant County priority status, and priority consideration for many financial grant programs administered by the State. Grant County is one of only six Counties to be awarded this designation State-wide.
The Solid Waste Coordinator implements the Grant County Solid Waste Management Plan and coordinates all activities of the Solid Waste Management District.
Duties of the Solid Waste Coordinator
- Diversion of wastes from land filling to other, environmentally sound technologies (such as composting, waste reduction, waste prevention, reuse, recycling, etc.)
Currently there are five recycling boxes for cardboard, newspapers, co-mingled recyclables (#1 and #2 plastics, aluminum and metal cans) and glass (all colors) which can be found in Crittenden, , Dry Ridge, Williamstown and the landfill.
Enforcement of Solid Waste Management Ordinances and Statutes (such as illegal dumping, mandatory curbside garbage collection, litter, etc.) The Coordinator also performs inspections and air and water sampling in and around the Epperson Landfill to insure the health and safety of the residents, as well as to verify the landfill’s compliance with State and local Statutes and Regulations.
- Establishment and promotion of recycling programs and procurement policies for recycled content materials.
Coordinates special projects such as: Earth Day events, Commonwealth Clean Up Week, Tire Amnesty, Roadside Litter Pick Ups, River Sweep, Spring and Fall Clean Up, etc
Coordinates and maintains ongoing programs like Free Dump Day at the landfill. Free dump day has been expanded from one day a month to everyday the landfill is open, and is free for all Grant County residents who comply with the mandatory curbside garbage collection ordinance. Also oversees the Abandoned Mobile Home Removal Assistance Program and the Curbside Collection Assistance Program.
- Coordinates recycling programs such as Appliance Recycling, Oil Recycling, Junk Car Recycling, and Community Clean Ups (fund raising for non-profit groups), newspaper articles, etc.
- Permitting of solid waste management facilities and haulers.
- Public education and program implementation (general public, schools, businesses and other agencies) and coordinates the Educational Grant Program for the schools in Grant County.
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