The Spring Hill Recreation Commission will receive a grant from the Kansas Department of Heath and Environment (KDHE). The commission will receive $6,240 in a waste tire grant to create surfacing for a 960-square-foot playground at the Spring Hill Sports Complex.
KDHE’s Bureau of Waste Management has announced the recipients of the Green Schools grants and the waste tire recycling grants. These annual solid waste grants are awarded to municipalities and school districts across the state, and this year, they totaled more than $450,000.
The grants are funded through a 25-cent tax paid on the purchase of new tires.
Seventeen Kansas schools were awarded Green Schools grants from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Bureau of Waste Management, with awards ranging from $566.60 to $4,500. The grants this year totaled $50,485.76. The grants will fund projects to take place during the 2015-2016 school year and will support the purchasing of recycling bins, starting compost programs for cafeteria waste and taking field trips to community recycling centers. This marks the eighth round of Waste Management Green Schools grants, which are funded by a $1 per ton state landfill fee.
More than $403,000 was awarded in waste tire recycling grants, which goes toward partially funding safe surfacing at playgrounds, running tracks, picnic tables and benches made from waste tires. This year’s 32 waste tire recycling grants, ranging from $295.00 to $50,278.50, are distributed to recipients across the state.