ecomaine’s School Recycling Grants Deadline is October 19, 2018!

A Call for ecomaine’s 2018-19 School Recycling Grants Proposals

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 public or private schools in any of its 74 member communities can apply for School Recycling Grants through October 19, 2018.

Past 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 for the 2018-19 school year. Recipients are chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Project outline and school commitment
  • Ease of project replication
  • Likelihood of success and program sustainability, and
  • How compelling and worthy the funding is.

Candidates may apply by filling out the application below:
2018 grants application
2018 grants rules

The School Recycling Grants represent one of the many ways ecomaine achieves its outreach goals. In Fiscal Year 2018, ecomaine reached more than 25,000 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:

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)

Annual Recycling Open House (this year’s is September 29, 2018!)

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 be in touch with Katrina Venhuizen at 207-523-3141 or venhuizen@ecomaine.org.