Get Support for Recycling!
If you'd like to boost recycling in your community, support is available. Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Company have announced the availability of the 2015 Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program, which is designed to expand and support recycling in communities across the country. The program is funded through a $250,000 grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation. Grant applications are available online through Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. To apply, visit www.bingrant.org.
Since 2007, 542 organizations, including schools, local governments, universities and other community groups have received grants providing more than 39,000 recycling bins. With grants distributed across the country, more than 4.5 million people have daily access to bins provided through the program. The 2015 program is expected to award more than 3,500 bins and result in an estimated 1 million pounds of recyclable materials collected during their first year in use.
"The more recycling bins there are, the easier it becomes to recycle," said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful.
Eligible recipients for the 2015 Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program include government agencies, colleges, civic organizations, schools and nonprofit groups. Successful applicants will be notified in April 2015, at which time KAB will offer guidance, confirm the recipients' needs and solidify their bin selection. Suppliers deliver the bins directly to recipients throughout the summer.