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Recycling Grants

Recycling Grants

Here is a list we’ve compiled of available recycling grant programs in North America. If there’s anything we missed, let us know by calling us at 1 (888) 646-4246 or email


The Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation ABCRC

There are over 110,000 types of beverage containers in Alberta that carry a refundable deposit of 10-25 cents each. You can collect this money for yourself, or do what many Albertans do each year – donate your beverage containers to organizations in need.


  • North American Grants
    The Americas
    Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation
    The Foundation supports non-profit organizations to promote environmental causes and aid in sustainable development, environmental justice, and environmental education.
    North Americas
    Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation
    The Foundation awards recycling grants for research projects and educational initiatives for developing tools that promote awareness or increase knowledge of the solid waste industry.
    Up to $500,000
    North America
    Patagonia Environmental Grant
    Patagonia supports environmental organizations with bold, direct-action agendas and a commitment to long-term change. Eligible entities for recycling grants include any organization that is action-oriented, builds public involvement, and works to build an inclusive and diverse environmental movement.
    $2,500 – $15,000
  • Canadian Grants
    TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Grant
    The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives that have a primary focus on environmental education and green-space programs. Eligible entities include registered Canadian charities, educational institutions, municipalities, and Aboriginal groups.
    Average grant sizes are $2,000 – $8,000
    Green Municipal Fund- Pilot Project Waste Diversion
    This funding helps Canadian municipalities, private sector entities, Indigenous communities, not-for-profits, research institutes, and non-governmental organizations to reduce, reuse, and recycle material that would have otherwise entered the waste stream.
    Up to $500,000
    The Community Champions Program
    The Community Champions Program is a positive approach to building participation in beverage container recycling. The program provides recycling grants for specialized recycling bins (indoor and outdoor) and start-up support to the Community Champions Program, by ensuring more accessible and convenient out-of-home opportunities for recycling.
    Up to $20,000
  • American Grants
    United States

    The Keep America Beautiful/Coca-Cola Public Spaces Recycling Bin Grant Program
    The grant program awards recycling bins to schools, government agencies, colleges and other community organizations on a competitive basis. Interested parties complete an online application, designating the style and number of bins they would like and explaining how and where they would use the bins. Keep America Beautiful selects recipients based on the merits of their proposal according to several criteria including need and the potential to recover the greatest amount of recyclables. Keep America Beautiful then works with its vendors to arrange delivery of the bins at no cost to the grant recipients. In addition to the free bins awarded through the grant, all applicants are extended the opportunity to purchase additional recycling bins and related accessories at a special, discounted price. Grants are offered to KAB affiliates, government and public agencies, non-profit organizations, tribal governments, religious organizations, colleges & universities, k-12 schools and other community groups
    Up to $20,000

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