Grant program to fund local schools, nonprofits to use recycled products

A grant program is expected to fund $50,000 for local schools and nonprofits to use recycled products.

The Buy Recycled Grant Program funding is offered to promote the purchase of recycled-content products and increase participation in the district’s community and education programs.

Grants are available on a competitive basis to all Montgomery County schools and 501(c)(3) designated nonprofit agencies, and may be used to purchase and promote any type of recycled content material, such as paper, plastic, steel, aluminum, tires and glass.

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“The Buy Recycled Grant program enables local schools and nonprofits to invest in recycling and recycled-content products, which cuts down our community’s reliance on landfills,” Montgomery County Commissioner Judy Dodge said.

The Montgomery County Solid Waste District will begin accepting applications at for the program starting on Aug. 26, with a deadline of Nov. 2.

Award winners will be announced in early December and funds will be available after Jan. 1, 2020.

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