The deadline to apply for a Waste Reduction grant from the Sunshine Coast Regional District is getting near.

Launched in 2015, the program has a total of 5,000 dollars available for financial assistance to Sunshine Coast-based community groups and associations, non-profit societies, registered charitable organizations, SD46 and school groups for projects that will reduce waste in the region.

Project applications must include a plan for measuring and reporting the amount of waste diverted from the landfill.

The Waste Reduction Initiatives Program was introduced to support the initiatives of the SCRD’s Solid Waste Management Plan.

The SCRD is accepting applications for the 2019 Waste Reduction Initiatives Program until May 24th.