Coca Cola and NRC provide recycling bins
Coca-Cola and the National Recycling Coalition (NRC)
announced the third round of their recycling bin
grant program designed to promote and support community
recycling in the United States.
Grant recipients have the benefit of both the donated
recycling bins and the expertise on how to set up
recycling programs from the National Recycling Coalition.
Grants will be provided for recycle bins at sporting
events, music venues, schools and commercial locations.
The grant program is part of Coca-Cola’s $60 million
investment in recycling programs and initiatives
in the United States.
The bin grant program leverages the purchasing power
and expertise of the NRC and Coca-Cola to provide
more recycling bins than would be possible if grant
recipients were to purchase bins independently.
The NRC also will contact grantees to offer guidance
on setting up their recycling program and assessing
recycling bin needs. NRC bin suppliers will then
deliver bins directly to the recipients.
Since 2007, the Bin Grant program has placed more
than 5,700 recycling bins in 150 communities in
48 states and the District of Columbia. Recipients
have included municipalities, colleges, Native American
tribes, and community organizations.
The grant program is open to cities, governments
and schools as well as non-profit groups and for-profit
Interested parties may apply for the grant during
spring and fall application periods at www.bingrant.org.
The current submittal period is open through October
17. Grant recipients will be announced on America
Recycles Day, November 15.
Eligible grant activities include recycling programs
at schools, universities, public parks and recreational
facilities, sporting and cultural venues and events
and commercial locations.