Solid Waste Grants

KDHE’s 2021 Solid Waste Grant application period opens on March 15, 2021 and runs until May15, 2021. Applications must be received or postmarked by this date to be eligible. Award announcements are expected in July 2021.


LRSWA is seeking to partner with communities or municipalities within the Lake Region who are interested in enhancing existing recycling, composting, and waste reduction programs, or the start-up of new programs. The priority of this grant is to fund projects that purchase equipment and promote waste reduction efforts. Funding for projects that improve or expand recycling and composting efforts will be prioritized. Preference will be given to projects that increase public participation. The grant may pay up to 75% of the total cost of the project with a minimum local match requirement of 25% of the total project cost (3:1 grant:match ratio)

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

Who is KOR?

Kansas Organization of Recyclers (KOR) is a non-profit (501c3), membership based network of representatives from government, industry, non-profit and public entities and individuals that support environmental stewardship through waste reduction, composting, reuse, recycling, and sustainable efforts in Kansas. KOR provides advocacy, information, technical support, networking and educational opportunities in partnership with local, state, regional and national organizations.

More information about KOR and the WORKS! Conference can be found at

LRSWA Board Meetings

Board meetings are held quarterly at rotating locations within the six counties.

If you would like to attend or participate, please contact the Regional Coordinator at

Click here to see the date and location of the next meeting.