School Recycling & Waste Reduction Grants
Seattle Public Utilities offers grants to implement or expand food waste composting, recycling and waste reduction programs in K-12 public and private schools in Seattle.
Public Schools: SPU is working directly with the Seattle Public School District to increase composting and recycling in public schools. The School District will provide schools with compost collection service, compostable bags, waste bins, outreach materials, and other supplies and support for implementing, stabilizing, and improving compost and recycling programs.
See the School District’s guide for information on How to Start a Food Waste Compost Program at School (pdf).
Public schools interested in receiving support should contact Rina Fa’amoe at (206) 252-0618 or email@example.com.
Private Schools: SPU is offering up to $3,000 in support for private school recycling and waste reduction programs in the form of supplies and compost collection service, plus up to 20 hours of onsite technical assistance and education. There is a total fund of up to $25,000 available for 2013 grants. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through October 31, 2013, while funds last.
Private school award recipients must submit quarterly status updates and a final report at the completion of the project. Award recipients are also asked to submit a form providing feedback on the grant program.
SPU loans out outreach displays and costumes for school recycling and composting education. We also have several printed materials available to hand out to students and parents.
Recipients of previous SPU grants have also developed materials to help schools with their composting, recycling and waste reduction programs.
- YMCA Composting How To Guide (pdf)
- Garfield High School Compost Presentation (pdf)
- Holy Rosary School Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Lesson Plan (pdf)
- Olympic View Elementary Compost Lesson Plans (pdf)
- Orca K-8 Worm Bin Lesson Plan (pdf)
For more information about the School Recycling & Waste Reduction Grants Program, please contact Veronica Fincher at (206) 233-2534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.