Grant Opportunities

Pope/Douglas has grants available to increase access to single sort recycling and organics recycling, set up zero waste/community event recycling, and provides hands-on guidance to help get you on your green path!

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Learn more about grant opportunities below.

Green Warrior Assistance Program

Mini grants to area youth groups and non-profits to assist at community events for recycling and organics recycling setup/bin monitoring and supplies.

Being a Green Warrior means you fight waste.  You fight for recycling and a greener and cleaner community.


Green Warriors will receive the tools to create positive change at community/civic/faith-based events to recycle more and trash less!

  • Each warrior receives a ‘Ask Me How To Put Waste In Its Place!’ tee-shirt.
  • Recycling bins/organics recycling bins/misc items are supplied by Pope/Douglas and haulers – Event Recycling Program.
  • The community group (that supplies the Green Warriors) receives a $150.00 grant to assist their community group do great things in our community.  Refer to the Green Warrior Intro Letter – above – for more details.

Contact Pope/Douglas for more information on being a Green Warrior to make a lasting impact in our community.


Compostable Items for Events Recycling Assistance Program

Events Recycling Assistance Program

Mini grants are available to businesses and commercial entities to encourage the use of compostable items/compostable bags to reduce contamination of the organics recycling stream.

Eligible events: church/community meals, grand opening/customer appreciation events, civic events, city/township/county events, community festivals.

To get started, fill out Request for Event Recycling Form below.

Contact Pope/Douglas for more information.

Competitive Business Recycling Grants Program

Competitive Business Recycling Grants Program

Competitive grants to assist businesses and commercial entities set up new or improve existing recycling and/or organics recycling programs through the purchase of bins/receptacles, compostable bags, signs/stickers, loading dock/recycling & trash fenced area modifications.

Getting new bins and signs is easy!

For questions and to set up a one-on-one meeting contact

Program Application

(Online Fillable Form attached) or use Form below

Best Practices for Setting up Recycling

Best Practices Guide for Businesses/Churches/Non-Profits Recycling

Best Practices Guide for Business Recycling

Follow your green path!  Check out the helpful guide to setting up recycling & organics recycling at businesses, churches and non-profits.

Pope/Douglas offers various grants programs to increase access to recycling & organics recycling.

Best Practices Recycling Guide for Businesses, Churches & Non-profits

Phone: 320-763-9340
Toll Free: 800-972-6318
Fax: 320-763-9342

2115 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-4:30
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Recycling Center Hours
Monday-Friday 8-5
Saturday 9-2
Closed Sundays

Hazardous Waste Hours
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-4
Closed Saturday and Sunday
No appointment necessary

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