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 help expanding. Applications are now open - please complete the online application form by October 25, 2019. The winner will be selected based on public voting by Central Contra Costa residents on ContraCostaRecycles.com from November 1-30, in conjunction with our Recycling Pledge.
Project must be located in Republic Services’ RecycleSmart service area: Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, Diablo, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, or Walnut Creek.
November 2018 Winning Project:
Green Lean Recycling Team!
Walnut Creek Intermediate is ready to take care of the environment. Students are very involved in tending our school garden, and we will use this grant to make student awareness, knowledge and experience a real-life, hands-on reality. Grant funds will be used to purchase materials for promoting recycling awareness, composting materials, planting for the fall, garden tools, soil, worms, composting bins and educational materials for students, lunch staff, and administration. Glass jars are also needed for each classroom so that students may investigate how commonly used items break down. Trips for students to be able to visit a recycling facility would be a major plus too!