To help increase diversion rates of solid waste, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is seeking grant proposals.

September 28, 2023

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To help increase diversion rates of solid waste, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is seeking grant proposals.

The grants Maine DEP is looking for will go towards the development, implementation, or improvement of programs, and initiatives or activities that will increase the diversion of solid waste from landfills.

Last spring, the Maine DEP gave out more than $110,000 in grant money to fund three waste diversion projects across the state. Those grants have gone towards increasing food recovery and composting activities in Central Aroostook, allowing a small Maine business to develop technologies that would refurbish outdated operation systems, and help improve operational efficiencies at a small community’s transfer station in west Maine.

The DEP will award grants for accepted proposals that will range from $1,000 to $40,000, with a grant total of $125,000. Maine DEP is looking for proposals that take advantage of regional economies of scale, specify reuse and repair infrastructure and program development, expand the types of materials managed through composting and recycling, and more.

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