ReTHINK Waste Project Grants

Application Deadline

Additional projects may be considered in 2022 pending project scope and funding availability. The application period for 2023 projects is expected to open in September 2022. For questions about applications and potential projects contact

Up to $50,000 in funding is available to support a variety of projects within this funding allocation. Project grant funds may be requested for up to 50% of the total cost of a project.

Eligibility & Project Scope

Grant proposals from individuals, businesses, community groups and non-profit organizations, including school groups will be considered.

Projects will be evaluated based on how they support the goals and strategies of the RDNO Solid Waste Management Plan. Key components of this plan involve supporting initiatives that divert compostable organic waste from landfills and encourage proactive rethinking of waste prevention by reduce and reuse. Potential projects include but are not limited to: reducing food waste, community sharing/reuse initiatives, salvaging materials for reuse, research projects, waste reduction education events, product repair events/courses, policy amendments, and waste reduction equipment development.

If you are looking for inspiration for a project please check out the background resources in "Related Links" to the left.

Applications are no longer being accepted for this Grant.