CONTESTS/GRANTS

Enter to win $500 for your school with the 2023 Recycling Grant

Two $500.00 Grants are awarded to local schools that bring awareness to Reduce, Reuse or Recycle each school year. The deadline to apply for the 2023 grant is January 26, 2023.

All applications for the grants will be reviewed by the RCRSWMA Board at the February 8 meeting and the winning projects will be announced shortly afterwards.

Download the 2023 grant application here: Grant Application
For the official 2023 Grant Announcement, please click here.

Need help with grant ideas and filling out the grant application? Call Kyver (419-774-5861) to schedule a visit to your classroom to discuss how to write and prepare for the grant and/or for reviewing possible projects that can benefit the school, the community, or a particular group of individuals.

***In 2022, the RCRSWMD’s Board of Directors chose to award and recognize 6 Richland County school programs with the $500 Recycling School Grant. For details, please click here: Past Recycling School Grants.


Every year Richland County Solid Waste hosts a K-12 student calendar contest. The theme for the  2023 poster calendar contest is Richland County recycles with my helping hands. Poster deadline is 4:00, March 1, 2023. Qualifying posters must incorporate into the design 1) reduce, reuse, and/or recycle and 2) hands. Winning contestants will receive a  gift packet promoting Richland County, which may include gift cards to The Infield, Kelly’s Dairy Bar and Miniature Golf, Altitude Trampoline Park, Cinamark Movie Theater, Buckeye Imagination Museum, Richland Carrousel Park, Golden Corral and more!

For contest guidelines, click on the image.

Poster Calendar Contest 2022 Winners!

From 560 poster calendar entries from 18 local schools, Richland County Solid Waste is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Poster Contest sponsored by Milliron Recycling. The contest’s theme, ‘Bee connected to nature: reduce, reuse, recycle’ was best represented by the overall winners: Stephen Greene III, 4th grade, from Mansfield Spanish Immersion; Layla Krizan, 7th grade, from Madison Middle School, and Kylie Brockway, 12th grade, from Crestview High School.

The following student posters were also picked to represent the 2022/2023 SCRAP recycling trailer calendar: Francis Paynter, Sacred Heart, Shelby, 2nd grade; Asherah Marie Hapin, Mifflin Elem, 3rd grade; Jessica Martinez, Spanish Immersion, 3rd grade; Jocelyne Doss, Lucas Middle School, 6th grade; Camylle King, Madison Middle School, 6th grade;  Adalyn Wise, Clear Fork Middle School, 7th grade; Addie Sigler, Lexington Jr. High, 8th grade; Gracie Dawson, 9th grade and Charlie Schaub, 12th grade from Plymouth-Shiloh HS. All winners will receive a family day pass to the Ohio Bird Sanctuary, Kingwood Center Gardens, and Kelly’s Mini Golf as well as other opportunities to engage in Richland County’s parks and recreation.

The calendars will be on display at the Mansfield Art Center throughout the month of June.

Congratulations to all!