Bin Grant Program announced
The Coca-Cola Company and Keep America Beautiful,
Inc. (KAB) announced the Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program,
an effort designed to promote and support community recycling.
Grant recipients receive both donated recycling bins and expertise
on how to set up recycling programs from Keep America Beautiful.
This bin grant program is part of KAB’s larger Public Space Initiative,
an effort among KAB and its sponsors, such as Coca-Cola, to enhance
the access to and convenience of recycling away from home. The
grant program is also part of a $60 million investment by The
Coca-Cola Company in recycling initiatives in the United States.
The spring 2011 grant cycle opened February 14. Interested parties
should visit www.bingrant.org and submit an online grant application
through March 18, 2011. Eligible grant recipients include government
agencies, civic organizations, schools and nonprofit groups.
Successful applicants will be notified on or before April 15.
Since its inception in the fall of 2007, the Bin Grant program
has placed more than 16,000 recycling bins in 320 communities
in 48 states and the District of Columbia. Previous recipients
have included municipalities, colleges, Native American tribes
and community-based NGOs.