CARIBOU – The Northern Maine Development Commission has received funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Solid Waste Management Grants Program. The funding will be used to foster a broader understanding among community members, students and solid waste professionals about waste management programs, waste reduction and recycling strategies, and state and federal regulations or laws relating to waste management.
The grant will fund the Littering and Illegal Dumping Campaign, the Regional Household Hazardous Waste Planning Assistance program, and the Regional Multi-Media program. These programs all serve to increase awareness in the community of waste management and recycling options.
These programs are available to any community within NMDC’s service area until Sept. 30, 2007.