Oct 02, 2019
The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) is offering up
to $1,000 in grant money to one Atlantic County school to help improve its
recycling program. ACUA created the grant in place of Recycle-Bowl, which was
discontinued this year by Keep America Beautiful.
“Strong recycling programs help schools decrease their
environmental impact and encourage students to understand their role in
protecting the environment,” said ACUA President Rick Dovey. “Our grant will
give schools the opportunity to enhance their recycling program.”
The grant funding can be used to purchase containers for
recycling collection, educate students about the importance of recycling, provide
signage or accomplish other creative ideas. Applicants should explain how their
idea will motivate students and staff to recycle and improve the quality and
quantity of material collected.
The deadline to submit an application is November 4, 2019. Only schools located in Atlantic County that
are serviced by ACUA are eligible. The project must be related to recycling in
the school and include a clear timeline for completion.
For more information on ACUA’s school recycling grant, or to
apply, please visit acua.com/schoolgrant.