NOVEMBER 2008

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 companies.

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.