MARCH 2011

Recycling 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 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.