The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has awarded grants totaling nearly $83,000 to 27 of the state's public schools for recycling-related projects.
The department the grants were awarded for the next school year and will help pay for recycling bins, composting programs, programs for handling cafeteria waste and field trips to recycling centers. Schools from across the state won grants from $750 t0 $4500.
Nearby schools that won grants include:
- Rose Hill High School
- South Haven Schools
- Chase County Elementary
- The Independent School in Wichita.
The grants are financed with a state fee of $1 on each ton of waste at a landfill. This marks the 6th year of the program.