America Recycles Day
Each year on November 15th, millions of people across the United States take part in America Recycles Day. The day raises awareness about recycling and the purchasing of recycled products.
In America the recycling rate has increased from less than 7% in 1960 to the current rate of over 35%. Unfortunately, we have been fixed at that level for several years. America Recycles Day provides ongoing opportunities to increase awareness and hopefully improve this participation rate.
Go to https://kab.org/programs/ard/ to take the recycling pledge, and view guides, tools, templates, and tips to organize a local event and promote recycling awareness, commitment and action in your community.
Waste Tire Recycling & Grants
KDHE’s 2020 Waste Tire Grant application period opens on November 15, 2020 and runs until January 15, 2021. Applications must be received or postmarked by this date to be eligible. Award announcements are expected in April 2021.
LRSWA is seeking to partner with communities or civic groups who are interested in implementing community improvement or beautification projects that would install or utilize products made from waste tires. Examples include; benches, picnic tables, rubber mulch, pour-in-place surfacing, etc.
Please contact our Regional Coordinator for potential project partnership and grant ideas.
Specific details on the KDHE grant application process or requirement can be accessed at https://www.kdheks.gov/waste/about_grants.html