16 Connecticut schools have been awarded RecycleCT School Grants to promote the importance of recycling. The RecycleCT Foundation received 24 applications. The Foundation also encourages people, government, businesses and organizations to adopt recycling as part of their lives and every day operations. Samuel Staples Elementary in Easton was awarded $1,000 for waste reduction promotion, assembly, and water bottle filling station. Weston High School, which is a Connecticut Green LEAF School, and the Weston School District was awarded $800 for signage, bin stickers, posters, and an educational video. Preference was giving to registered CT Green LEAF Schools. Since 2016, the foundation has distributed $51,284 to schools and $175,635 to non-profit organizations and municipalities.