2019-2020 Recycling Grants

Has your school set out to raise recycling awareness? Do you want to implement a more robust recycling program or add composting to your waste collection? Then ecomaine has a great opportunity for you! Maine’s pioneer of single-sort recycling and provider of waste-to-energy solutions is pleased to announce that educational institutions in any of its 70+ member communities can apply for Recycling Grants through October 25.

Grant proposals have ranged from purchasing in-school recycling bins or education materials to offsetting compost hauling fees or assisting schools to participate in tours of ecomaine. If selected, school recipients can receive up to $5,000 of $25,000 in available grant funds. Recipients are chosen based on the following criteria:

(1) project outline and school commitment

(2) ease of project replication

(3) likelihood of success and program sustainability, and

(4) how compelling and worthy the funding is.

Candidates may apply by filling out the application below:

2019-20 grants application

2019-20 grant contest rules

See here for the 2018-19 awardees.

ecomaine’s Recycling Grants represent one of the many ways we achieve our outreach goals. In fiscal year 2019, ecomaine reached more than 38,000 school children and members of the public through tours, presentations, and events.  Other programs that ecomaine offers throughout the year to further its education and outreach mission are:

Annual Recycling Open House (this year’s is September 28, 2019!)

Recycling is a Work of Art contest (6 winners selected in Spring to paint murals on the “silver bullet” recycling containers in towns)

eco-Excellence Awards (annual March awards, nominations accepted throughout the year)

On-site tours and community outreach (ongoing)

If you have questions about the School Recycling Grants program, or are interested in setting up a tour of ecomaine (tours available Monday through Friday), please get in touch at info@ecomaine.org or 207-773-1738.