The Waste Not Washington School Awards Program established by RCW 70A.214.100 promotes waste reduction and recycling in public and private schools, from kindergarten through high school.

Employees of K-12 Washington schools can apply for up to $5,000 in funding towards waste reduction, recycling, or composting projects or curricula. Schools can apply for more than one of the grant program categories now through October 31.

School award guidelines, examples of programs, and tips for applying are located on the Department of Ecology website. Contact, who is happy to help with any questions.