Research has shown that lack of convenient access to recycling bins is one of the main barriers preventing people from recycling. Lifestyles have changed, and people increasingly consumed beverage containers and other items away from home.  The purpose of a public space recycling bin is to bring the convenience and value of recycling to an “on-the-go” society.  Providing recycling access in shared community spaces promotes and reinforces recycling behavior at the individual level.  The Park Recycling Bin Grant program is designed specifically to assist communities in expanding recycling opportunities to park settings.

How It Works
The program offers two styles of recycling bins designed for use in local, regional and state park settings. Apply on-line and describe your program needs, request your preferred bin type, and tell us how many you would like to receive. After grant recipients are selected, Keep America Beautiful will contact grantees to confirm details and arrange to have suppliers deliver bins directly to the recipients. To help further expand park recycling programs, grantees will be eligible to purchase additional bins of the same style at a discounted price.

The grant program is open to all government agencies that own or manage local, regional or state parks. Nonprofit organizations and Keep America Beautiful affiliates are also eligible to apply on behalf of government agencies. For-profit businesses are not eligible to receive grants.

Click here to view the list of 2017 grant recipients.

When To Apply
Proposals are accepted during a single month-long application period, typically in the first quarter of the year.  The application period is closed for 2017. Dates for the 2018 grant cycle will be announced in the near future.

To receive an email  when the next cycle is announced, click this link to add your name to our notification list.


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