The Acadia Disposal District (ADD) encourages waste reduction, in part by increased recycling and composting. Realizing that waste is a long-term issue, we seek to involve kids in projects related to those goals, both at their schools and in their homes. There are both economic and environmental issues involved, and changing habits of consumption and waste must be addressed.
To encourage student involvement, we have a program of mini-grants. Students who want to undertake a project can apply for up to $300. Application is simple: submit the form below and you will be sent an email address where a request may be sent (co-signed by a teacher), stating who they are and what they aim to do with the money. The request should be made before a project is started.
The grants are available for schools on Mount Desert Island and surrounding towns and islands. Preference may be given to towns that are ADD members – Cranberry Isles, Frenchboro, Mount Desert, Tremont, and Trenton.
If you have any questions about the grants or the process, please contact Tony Smith with Acadia Disposal District.
Examples of past grants:
- Trenton School – to produce a brochure about recycling that has been mailed to all town residents.
- Tremont School – to purchase recycling bins to place around the school.
- Pemetic School – to purchase materials to build a box for collection of returnables.
- Connors-Emerson School – to purchase a scale that is used to weigh waste materials in order to measure progress in waste reduction (and can be borrowed by other schools for that use).