The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) has awarded $3,690 to three waste reduction projects as part of the SCRD’s Waste Reduction Initiatives Program.

The program provides funding to community groups, non-profit societies, registered charitable organizations and school groups for projects that contribute to waste reduction or that divert materials from the landfill.

In a statement the District says that this years successful applicants were Gibsons Elementary School who will set up a new recycling and composting program and were given the largest amount of $2,095. Coast Canning Cooperative, who will receive $1,500 in order to expand to accept local fruit donations and reduce food waste in the region, and the Gibsons Curling Club who were given $175 to set up a new recycling program for the club’s members and visitors.

A total of five organisations submitted project proposals during the application period. It’s the second year the project has taken place.

Robyn Cooper, SCRD Manager of Solid Waste Services said the program was a great opportunity for the local groups saying they could “develop and implement their own ideas related to waste reduction”.

Filed under: Composting, Gibsons, Recycling, SCRD, Sechelt, Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast Regional District