Illinois Zero Waste Schools Grant Program

  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
  • 500 E Monroe,
  • Springfield, IL 62701
  • Phone: 217-782-7500
  • Fax:
  • TDD: 800-785-6055
  • Email:
  • Website:

Purpose of the Program

Provide opportunity for Illinois schools to implement and/or expand recycling and waste reduction programs, encouraging schools to achieve zero waste status.

Who is Eligible

Illinois Public School Districts, and private schools that implement and/or expand a waste reduction project, which moves them toward zero waste status.

How Funds are to be used

Project related expenditures for equipment/materials such as collection containers, scales and metal crushers or source reduction equipment.

Types of Assistance


Year Program was established