Applications for School Recycling Grants Due Nov. 15

The Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC) is offering grants to schools to support new or expanding recycling programs. Both $500 and $1,000 grants are available to public and private K-12 schools in Mississippi. The deadline for submitting applications is November 15.

This grant program supports the mission of MRC, a non-profit organization that works to promote and grow recycling efforts in the state.

APPLY ONLINE for the 2019-2020 school year.


Applications are due Friday, November 15. Mailed applications should be postmarked by that date; faxed and emailed applications should be submitted by 5 p.m. Also, please note guidelines and instructions below.

Submitting Applications

MRC accepts applications via:

  • Online (Preferred)
  • Mail: Attn: School Recycling Grants, Michelle Robinson, 107 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655
  • Fax: Attn: School Recycling Grants, Michelle Robinson, 662-232-2338
  • Email: Subject Line: School Recycling Grants, Michelle Robinson,


If you have any questions, contact Michelle Robinson at 662-232-2745 or at

Applications for College Scholarships Due Nov. 1

The Mississippi Recycling Coalition (MRC), a professional group that promotes recycling in Mississippi, and the Mississippi Beverage Association, a trade association of the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage companies in Mississippi, are pleased to announce their scholarship program for qualified college students.

Who Is Eligible?

For the 2019-2020 academic year, the MRC and Mississippi Beverage Association are offering up to ten $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate students (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who are currently enrolled in Mississippi public and private colleges and universities, residing in Mississippi, and majoring in areas related to the environmental sciences. This includes college students majoring in agricultural sciences, biochemistry, biology, biological or environmental engineering, environmental education and technology, forestry, microbiology, wildlife management, and other fields related to environmental science. Seniors graduating in fall/winter 2019 are not eligible.

Students who are active in promoting recycling, composting, and related sustainable practices are encouraged to apply regardless of major, as these activities are given additional weight when ranking applications.

Applications and transcripts must be received by Friday, November 1, 2019. A review of the applications will occur shortly thereafter, and successful applications will be notified by December 16, 2019. Scholarship awards will be mailed by January 2020 to the address provided on the application.

How to Apply?

Interested applicants must complete the online scholarship form and submit a college transcript (high school transcript for enrolled freshmen) to Transcripts are not required to be an official copy. Applications without transcripts will be considered incomplete and not eligible for a scholarship.


For more information, contact MRC’s Scholarship Committee Chair, Dr. Mary Love Tagert at or (662) 325-4617.

Mississippi Recycling Coalition’s 2019 Fall Recycling Conference

Mississippi Recycling Coalition’s 2019 Fall Recycling Conference

Oxford Conference Center Oxford, MS | October 29th & 30th 


This year’s Mississippi Recycling Coalition Fall Recycling Conference will be held at the Oxford Conference Center in Oxford, MS. We are looking forward to seeing you all there, as we discuss the latest recycling trends. Online registration is $200 for members and $300 for non-members. TownPlace Suites Oxford has also offered a special rate for lodging be sure to make your reservations under MRC.

Special Guest Speaker: Coach Kermit Davis, head coach of the Ole Miss Rebel Men’s Basketball team.

Book your group rate for MS Recycling Coalition


Town Place Suites: 662.238.3522

Hampton Inn: 662.234.5565

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Who Should Attend?

  • Local Governments

  • State and Federal Agencies

  • Universities and Colleges

  • Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations

  • Recycling and Solid Waste Professionals

Interested in Sponsoring?

The MRC Recycling Fall Conference provides a great opportunity for businesses, organizations and other entities to promote their brand, products and services to the recycling community as well as show their support for the MRC through sponsorship.

Sponsors will receive one conference registration and have the option to exhibit at the event. Exhibit space is limited, and will be reserved first come, first serve.  All sponsors will be recognized in program materials and at appropriate event times.