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Coming Soon: CalRecycle Beverage Container Recycling Grant Program - Anticipated Release Summer 2024

Opportunity Title:

Beverage Container Recycling Grant Program (FY 2024-25 and 2025-26)


Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

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The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery offers the Beverage Container Recycling Grant Program pursuant to Section 14581(a)(4) of the Public Resources Code. The purpose of the grant is to provide funding annually in the form of grants for beverage container recycling and litter reduction programs. These programs aim to promote increased recycling of beverage containers throughout California and reduce beverage container litter in the waste stream.

CalRecycle is seeking projects that implement new programs or enhance existing programs to provide convenient beverage container recycling opportunities in various locations statewide. Eligible projects include:

  • Multi-family residential dwellings (five units or more).

  • Public colleges/universities, non-profit colleges/universities, and public K-12 school districts.

  • Curbside Residential Program locations (excluding single stream).

  • Community events including, but not limited to, those sponsored by local jurisdictions.

  • Parks/recreational areas.

  • Purchase of water refill stations, including the installation, education and outreach, or replacement of infrastructure, plumbing, maintenance, additional attachments or modifications.

  • Litter reduction and cleanup along the United States-Mexico border where the waste stream includes beverage containers that will be recycled.

  • Out of State beverage containers collected as part of the litter abatement and cleanup projects cannot be funded under this grant program.


Ongoing collection programs may include the following activities as a component of the grant project:

  • Temporary Community events (i.e., recycling or collection events sponsored by local jurisdictions, Earth Day events).

  • Drop-off, Collection Program, or Community Service Program.

  • Education and Outreach related to beverage container recycling.


  • Nonprofit

  • Tribal Government

  • Public Agency

  • Other Legal Entity


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