Recycling Trailer Funding 2023

Recycle Montana will award $10,000 to one high school, high school group or high school organization that can build or purchase a recycling trailer or trailer to be used for recycling.

The funding recipient must apply below, include a budget and demonstrate how the trailer is to be utilized for the regular collection of recyclable materials and/or for recycling events and how the program can be sustained. The applications will be competitive; detailed and creative proposals are encouraged.

The trailer must have a means to collect or store at least two types of recyclable materials. Bins or containers are acceptable add-ons for the trailer. Refurbishing a used trailer or building one from reused materials is preferred.

The online funding application process is open and closes December 15th, 2023.  Recycle Montana will award the funding January 1st, 2024. A progress report must be emailed to with attached pictures by May 15, 2024. The deadline for the completion of this project is December 31st, 2024.

Twin Bridges, winner of the 2022-2023 Recycling Trailer Grant for $10,000 purchased a used trailer that they retrofitted and refurbished for use as a recycling trailer.

TB_trailer_3_3.jpgTB_trailer.jpgRecycleTrailer2022 1

RecycleTrailer2022 3

RecycleTrailer2022 2

RecycleTrailer2022 4




2022-23 Recycling Trailer Funding Winners

We wish to thank the Thelma and John Zeller Inc Foundation courtesy of Randy Knowles for helping Recycle Montana make this financial award possible to the high school in Montana with the best grant application in 2022. Thank you! 

Twin Bridges FFA, with Colton Hellwinkel at the helm, is the winner of the grant and will be refurbishing and retrofitting a used trailer, a theme in keeping with our promotion of the "Rs", to enhance and create more recycling opportunities for their high school and community. They believe the recycling trailer will not only provide a means to grow and expand their existing efforts to promote environmental stewardship within the community, but also will allow their students to take a leadership approach to building community connections. With the trailer, they plan to serve the needs of the FFA, BPA, Madison County Fair/ Rodeo Grounds, Twin Bridges, Veterans, Highway Cleanup program, Senior Citizens Center, County Food Bank, 4H, Twin Bridges Floating Flotilla, Twin Bridges Elementary School and more. The Twin Bridges FFA chapter currently collects school paper waste for the district and plans to expand their program in collecting cardboard, plastics, aluminum, and large-scale salvage steel from the community. Congratulations to Twin Bridges FFA, winner of the $10,000 Recycle Montana Recycling Trailer Grant!