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Got solid waste? There’s a free workshop for that

PRIDE is pleased to offer free solid waste management training to local officials in our 42-county region. The workshop will be tailored to our area’s solid waste issues, and elected officials may earn continuing education credits, pending approval by the Department for Local Government.

We invite elected officials and solid waste professionals to attend one of four workshops. The agendas are similar, but please note the exact times and session titles when selecting your workshop. All workshops will include a free lunch. Scroll down to see the agendas or click here to print them.

Please RSVP to 888-577-4339 (toll free) or PRIDE@centertech.com. Space is limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

“How to Start a Regional Recycling Center” (all four workshops) — Learn from the success story of Breathitt County and Wolfe County Solid Waste Coordinators Calvin Saum II and Ashley Bowman, who partnered to start a center that serves five counties. You will take home tips about funding, promoting and operating a recycling facility.

“Solid Waste and Open Burning: Educating Kentuckians to Learn before They Burn” (all four workshops) — You can reduce serious health risks by discouraging open burning. Roberta Burnes, Environmental Education Specialist for the Kentucky Division for Air Quality, will prepare you to spread the message in your community.

“Kentucky’s Waste Tire Management Programs” (August 5, 6 and 13) — Are you taking advantage of the funding and disposal opportunities available through the state’s waste tire management programs? Chris Craig, Environmental Scientist for the Kentucky Division of Waste Management, will update us on each program and make sure you are plugged in.

“Sustainable Use of Solid Waste” (August 12 only) — “If you don’t throw it away, what can you do with it?” By finding creative answers to that question, Lindsey Wilson College has cut costs and generated revenue while eliminating 27 tons of solid waste and six tons of liquid waste. LWD Sustainability Coordinator Doug Keaton will highlight their ingenious, effective sustainability approaches.

AGENDAS

August 5 — 11 am to 3 pm ET — LKLP, Perry County Job Site Building, 412 Roy Campbell Drive, Hazard
11:00 How to Start a Regional Recycling Center
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Solid Waste and Open Burning: Educating Kentuckians to Learn Before They Burn
2:00 Kentucky’s Waste Tire Management Programs

 August 6 — 10 am to 2 pm ET — The Center for Rural Development, 2292 S. Hwy. 27, Somerset
10:00 How to Start a Regional Recycling Center
11:00 Solid Waste and Open Burning: Educating Kentuckians to Learn Before They Burn
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Kentucky’s Waste Tire Management Programs

August 12 — 10 am to 2 pm ET — Wayne B. Smith Center (Room 127), Kentucky Christian University, 100 Academic Parkway, Grayson
10:00 Solid Waste and Open Burning: Educating Kentuckians to Learn Before They Burn
11:00 How to Start a Regional Recycling Center
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Sustainable Use of Solid Waste

August 13 — 10 am to 2 pm ET — Big Sandy Area Development District, 100 Resource Drive, Prestonsburg
10:00 How to Start a Regional Recycling Center
11:00 Solid Waste and Open Burning: Educating Kentuckians to Learn Before They Burn
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Kentucky’s Waste Tire Management Programs

THANK YOU!

This material is based upon work supported under a grant by the Utilities Programs, United States Department of Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Utilities Program. Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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