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Grant Funding for K-12 Schools

Recycling Education Grant Program

The Recycling Education Grant Program is funded from a two cent per gallon fee on motor oil sold at the wholesale level. The grant program is available to schools to promote awareness of solid waste issues, including the need to reduce the solid waste we generate, and to recycle whenever we can. All projects are required to include a used oil awareness project because of the funding source.

Applications for the 2015-2016 Recycling Education Grant Program are being accepted until September 30, 2015. For more information, contact DHEC's Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling via email or by calling 1-800-768-7348.

Download the application (pdf)

Special Note:

Grant projects must include an activity that stresses the importance of recycling used motor oil. This is because the grant funding comes from the Petroleum Fund. Recent examples from other applicants include poster and essay contests as well as community awareness projects.