COOKEVILLE – On Tuesday, March 27, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Bob Martineau will present a $150,072 grant check to Putnam County for equipment to support a countywide composting effort at schools, nursing homes, restaurants and homes.
Specifically the grant will support the purchase of a bobcat; truck with lift; concrete pad; 500, 64-gallon containers; 300 food waste collection containers; and 800 units of residential composting equipment.
WHAT: TDEC check presentation to Putnam County
WHO: Bob Martineau, Commissioner, TDEC
Catherine Jones, Principal, Prescott South Elementary School
Trey Upchurch, Principal, Prescott South Middle School
Randy Porter, Putnam County Executive
WHEN: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
9:30 a.m. Tour of Elementary School recycling display and compost operation
10:00 a.m. Tour of Middle School garden and compost operation
10:30 a.m. Check presentation and remarks
WHERE: The check presentation and remarks will take place in the outdoor classroom between the schools.
TDEC announced nearly $4 million in grants to combat food waste in December 2017. For more information, visithttps://www.tn.gov/environment/news/2017/12/12/tdec-awards-nearly-4-million-to-combat-food-waste.html.