CAN I RECYCLE IT?

RECYCLING PROGRAMS

WRAP (Wrap Recycling Action Program)

Plastic bags and film do not go in your recycling bin. Yet, participating retailers and some municipal transfer stations will accept the following plastic bags or film for recycling: shopping bags, bread bags, newspaper bags, bubble wrap, packaging pillows, dry cleaner bags, and plastic shrink wrap used around cases of bottled water, paper towels, toilet paper and other commodities. Find a participating retailer near you at www.plasticfilmrecycling.org.

PaintCare

It’s more convenient than ever to recycle paint in Connecticut. PaintCare has set up over 140 drop-off sites in the state for unwanted, leftover paint for recycling. Most of these sites are at paint and hardware stores. PaintCare will make sure that your leftover paint is remixed into recycled paint, used as a fuel, made into other products or properly disposed. Find a participating retailer near you at www.paintcare.org.

Connecticut  Electronics Recycling Program

In 2007 a law passed allowing Connecticut residents to recycle certain electronic devices such as computers, monitors, printers and televisions for free. This law requires municipalities to provide a drop-off location for their residents. To learn more about your town’s e-waste recycling program, contact your local recycling coordinator.

Bye Bye Mattress Program

Bye Bye Mattress is a mattress recycling program. Whether your town picks up your discarded mattress, a retailer takes it back with your new purchase or you drop it off, the Bye Bye Mattress program diverts your old product from waste to recycling. Learn more at www.byebyemattress.com.

Thermostat Recycling Corporation

Thermostat Recycling Corporation Traditional circular thermostats contain several grams of liquid mercury. These thermostats should not be placed in the regular trash. The Thermostat Recycling Corporation established a recycling program to recover and recycle mercury thermostats. Click here to find where you can recycle your thermostat.

GRANT PROGRAMS

Lee Sawyer Community Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant

Open to higher education institutions, municipalities, municipal or regional planning organizations, special districts (e.g. school districts, public housing authorities), and non-profit organizations (including institutes, alliances, or trusts).

Minimum request is $1000 and $15,000 is maximum request.

Lee Sawyer Community Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant RFP.

Grant Application Online

Please email your program budget to: RecycleCT1@gmail.com. Your subject line should state: Budget 2021.

Applications and Budgets due June 30, 2021 at 5:00pm ET.

RecycleCT School Grant

Open to all K-12 schools, with preference for schools registered with the CT Green LEAF Schools, an initiative of COEAA.

Minimum request is $500 and $1,500 is maximum request. Two or more schools may apply for a grant together; such applications may request higher grant awards, but not to exceed $3000.

School Grant Application & Frequently Asked Questions

We accept proposals by email only. Please email your proposal and any attachments to: RecycleCT1@gmail.com. Your subject line should state: School Grant Application

New RFP coming in August/September 2021.

Innovation Grant Fund Recipients 2017