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Toronto offering grants for waste reduction ideas


TORONTO – Live Green Toronto, in partnership with Solid Waste Management Services, is funding a second round of the City of Toronto’s Waste Reduction Community Grants program.

Grants of up to $25,000 are available to support innovative Toronto-based projects that reduce residential waste and increase participation in the City’s waste diversion programs.

With a priority on investing in actions that address multi-residential buildings, multilingual communities, equity-seeking groups and Neighbourhood Improvement Areas, eligible projects could include:

  • initiatives that support reuse and reduction;
  • waste education and engagement initiatives; and/or
  • other initiatives that align with the City’s Long Term Waste Management Strategy such as the repairing, exchanging, swapping and sharing of goods.

Groups eligible to apply for funding include resident, tenant, and neighbourhood associations, service clubs, ethnic community organizations, registered charitable organizations, environmental organizations, school groups, clubs, and councils.

Learn more about applying for the grant.

The deadline to submit an Expression of Interest is March 1, 2019.