The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has awarded grants totaling nearly $83,000 to 27 of the state’s public schools for recycling-related projects.
The department the grants were awarded for the next school year and will help pay for recycling bins, composting programs, programs for handling cafeteria waste and field trips to recycling centers.
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The grants are financed with a state fee of $1 on each ton of waste at a landfill.
The six schools receiving the largest grants of $4,500 each were: Briarwood Elementary School in Prairie Village, Brookwood Elementary School in Leawood, Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Erie High School, Hoisington Middle School and Rose Hill High School.