Reduce waste and improve recycling at your school
Hennepin County has grants available to public and private, K-12 schools to start or improve programs to reduce waste and keep recycling and organic materials, including food and non-recyclable paper, out of the trash.
See the school recycling grants flyer (PDF) for an overview of the program.
Applications are being accepted for 2020 school recycling grants. Applications for grants of up to $50,000 are due by 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 27.
Applications under $15,000 will be accepted on a rolling basis as funds remain.
Eligible organizations, expenses and activities
Eligible organizations include public and non-public K-12 schools in Hennepin County.
Grant funding can be used to purchase equipment and supplies, including recycling and organics recycling containers, sorting stations, reusable food service ware, bulk condiment dispensers, organics hauling, and compostable bags.
Review the school recycling grant guidelines (PDF) for more information about the program, eligible project activities and allowable expenses.
The following document must be submitted to apply.
Bring your project ideas, get questions about the program answered, and discuss other ways county staff can help make your project a success.
An information session will be held Thursday, February 6, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the St. Louis Park Library at 3240 Library Lane, St. Louis Park, MN 55426.
Or you can watch a recording of the online webinar information session.
You are encouraged to contact the program manager, Kira Berglund, to discuss project ideas at email@example.com or 612-596-1498.