BINGHAMTON — The New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling has awarded Seton Catholic Central a $500 grant to fund an initiative coordinated by Seton’s Sustainability Club to divert waste from landfills and promote in-school recycling. The grant is part of the state’s “Green School Grant Program” that awards up to $500 to schools that offer a plan to add or upgrade existing programs to reduce, reuse, or recycle. The grant money will be used to help fund the purchase of composting bins, tools, cafeteria buckets and promotional materials for an on-site composting project that will collect waste from the school grounds and in the cafeteria. The compost generated will provide nutrients for a proposed organic garden. Additionally, some of the money will go toward upgrading and revitalizing the school’s current recycling program to include a more effective coordination of battery, electronic and ink cartridge recycling.
For more information about the grant and the school’s recycling plans, contact Principal Rich Bucci at (607) 723-5307.