Contra Costa Community Waste Reduction Grant

Republic Services will award a community waste reduction project within the RecycleSmart service area with a $1,500 grant. Projects must be related to recycling, composting or other waste-reduction initiatives. These can be new projects or existing projects that need some help expanding. The winner will be selected based on public voting by Central Contra Costa residents, on ContraCostaRecycles.com from Nov 1 - 30, in conjunction with our Recycling Pledge.

Online voting is now open. Please go here to vote and take our November Recycling Pledge.

Past Winning Project:

Students Working to Turn Compost into Food
Environmental Science Club at Campolindo High School (Moraga)

Campolindo High School's Environmental Science Club would like to build an aquaponics/composting system in our campus garden. To keep a healthy and balanced aquaponics system, we will need to supply high quality food to the fish. We plan to use compost and black soldier flies to produce fish food. We want to build a soldier fly hut in which the flies feed off compost, and their larvae are collected. The larvae will be used as a food source for the fish, thus harvesting nutrients in the compost.