Laws and Regulations
1991 bill, SB2, set a policy to reduce waste and set a goal of 25% by 1997. The state did not meet the 1997 goal. 2002 bill, HB 174, amended parts of the waste reduction policy, but failed to set a new goal. Counties are required to provide access to recycling for their residents. Each county sets its own waste reduction goal and finds ways to finance its own programs. Kentucky's recycling rate in 2003 for household (post consumer) material is about 11%.
... What happened to Anne occurs all too frequently to drivers who park their vehicles directly over leaves. Anne’s catalytic converter was the culprit and as with so many newer cars it can heat up to temperatures well over 1500 degrees. When Anne stopped her Camry right on top of the leaves, sparks from the Camry’s catalytic converter dropped down, the leaves caught fire, and her car was engulfed within minutes. Fortunately, Anne escaped with her life but her Camry was destroyed.
Take care to make sure that the season’s beauty does not lull you into forgetting potential hazards. Keep your vehicle far from leaves and only park on surfaces that are completely clear of all debris. Hundreds of fires each year are ignited by catalytic converters; remain vigilant and don’t fall prey to this deadly peril. ... http://ezinearticles.com/?Beware-of-the-Leaves!&id=97944
Catalytic Converter Companies
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Fisher-Klosterman, Inc. - Louisville, KY
Company Profile: Manufacturer of replacement parts including fluid cracking catalysts, controllers, catalytic converters, & protective wrappers. Shop offerings include tap-out block, troughs, launders, kiln car...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 29, 2007) – The Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management (DWM) announced today it is accepting recycling grant proposals for projects that promote an integrated infrastructure and public education. Regional recycling proposals shall be given priority.
The application deadline is Monday, April 2. Applications will be accepted from city and county governments, solid waste districts, schools and school districts and other political subdivisions of the state.
The commonwealth’s lower-than-average household recycling rate – 22 percent compared with the national rate of 26.7 percent – reflects a lack of funding for local governments’ recycling infrastructure, according to analysis in the State Solid Waste Report produced annually by DWM. The new funding source, authorized by the 2006 General Assembly, will address this issue.
The Kentucky Pride Fund, established July 15, 2002, was amended July 16, 2006, to include grant funding for recycling and household hazardous waste programs. The fund collects a $1.75 per ton fee on municipal solid waste disposed in Kentucky’s contained landfills. In addition, the fund provides grants to eliminate illegal open dumps and further environmental education through the Kentucky Environmental Education Council.
The application and additional information is online at http://www.waste.ky.gov/ and http://www.waste.ky.gov/recycling/. Mailed or hand-delivered applications must arrive by 4:30 p.m. EST on April 2 at the DWM’s central office in Frankfort. Applicants must submit the original and one copy of the application and all supporting documents for the application to be considered complete. For more information, contact Fred Kirchhoff, DWM, 14 Reilly Rd., Building 5, Frankfort, KY 40601, (502) 564-6716, ext. 243, Fred.Kirchhoff@ky.gov.