- Associated Press - Sunday, November 18, 2018

CHELSEA, Maine (AP) - Schools around Maine are getting help improving their recycling programs.

Ecomaine, a nonprofit group, is providing more than $20,000 in grants to 13 recipients in the state. The group says the grants involve a suite of programs intended to keep waste from ending up in landfills.

One of the grants is going to Chelsea Elementary School for a “recycling field trip” and reusable coffee pods for teachers. Another will help replace paper towel dispensers with hand dryers at Portland High School. Still another will support a composting program at the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maine.

The group says it reached more than 25,000 people through grants, tours and events during the 2018 fiscal year.

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