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ReTHINK Waste Project Grants

Application Deadline: October 31, 2020 at 4:00pm

A Webinar Information Session was held on Zoom on October 7 at 2:00pm.

View the webinar slides


Have an innovative idea for a project that can contribute to reducing waste in our region? Consider applying for a 2021 ReTHINK Waste Grant.

The ReTHINK Waste Grant Program supports a wide range of initiatives that support reducing waste. Some potential projects are: community sharing initiatives, salvaging materials for reuse, reducing food waste, research projects, waste reduction education events, product repair events/courses, policy amendments, and waste reduction equipment development.

Individuals, businesses, community groups and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Project funds may be requested for up to 50% of the total cost of a project. A total of $50,000 annual funding has been approved for 2021 with an effort to fund a number of projects within this allocation.

This program encourages projects that facilitate the highest levels of the pollution prevention hierarchy (Reduce and Reuse) and support the development of a circular economy.

Application Package & Background Resources

2021 Rethink Waste Project Grant - Application Package

RDNO ReTHINK Waste Grant - Procedure

RDNO ReTHINK Waste Grant – Final Report 


BC Ministry of Environment: Zero Waste and the Pollution Prevention Hierarchy

Recycling Council of BC Circular Economy Info Graphic

RCBC Podcast Episode #15: A Conversation on the ReTHINK Waste Grant