Looking to get free recycling bins? Try these ideas!

Reused barrels
A dairy producer has 150-200 #2 HDPE plastic 55-gallon barrels that contained teat dip (non-hazardous disinfectant). He would like to keep them out of the landfill and have someone put them to good use. They are located in Hurdle Mills, in Person County, about 30 miles north of Durham. If you're interested, please contact Derek Day, Director of Person County Cooperative Extension, at derek_day@ncsu.edu.

Grant – Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! Grants
Looking for a way to fund your school’s recycling bins? Taken a Project Learning Tree® workshop? Then go for this grant! Last year, PLT awarded 58 GreenWorks! grants for service-learning projects in 29 states. GreenWorks! is PLT’s service-learning program that engages PLT educators, students and communities in environmental improvement projects. Since 1992, PLT has distributed more than $600,000 to fund 873 grant projects in communities across the country. Proposals for the Spring 2009 cycle of grants are due on April 30, 2009. Grants up to $5,000 are available.

Grant – Keep Durham Beautiful (KDB)
Grants are available to any group of volunteers that needs assistance funding projects or programs related to litter, recycling (waste reduction) or beautification. Grants are awarded based on broadness of appeal, community interest and sustainability, among other things. Grants are only available to groups of volunteers and must be used in conjunction with Keep Durham Beautiful. Grant amounts are normally $500 although the Grants Committee will consider any larger grant request if funding is available.

Any teacher in the Durham Public School System is encouraged to apply for a KDB Teachers Grant of $250 to be used for programs and events related to KDB's core issues of litter prevention, recycling & waste reduction and beautification.

Grant applications can be found on line and are due by January 20, April 20, July 20, and October 20 for consideration that quarter.

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