Recycling Grants
Current Recycling Grants Available

2019 Recycling Grants

A list of current recycling grants are listed below. If you have additional questions about grants, call us for more information at 1-855-411-4321 or email us at

Can'd Aid - Crush It Crusade

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
Website: Can'd Aid Foundation Crush It Crusade Grant
Does your community or local organization need help kick starting a recycling program? Get on it and apply for a Crush it Crusade recycling grant today through the CAN’d Aid Foundation. This grant program provides bins, training, and funds. You can go directly on their website and apply for a grant. This is a great resource for those looking for help with funding to start a recycling program.

Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Grant Program

Deadline: March 1, 2019
Grant Amount: $25,000+
Area: Colorado
Website: Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Grant Pro
Description: The purpose of this program is to support implementation projects that lead to new opportunities to increase waste diversion while creating jobs. Projects may focus on recycling, composting, waste minimization, re-purposing, re-use, or anaerobic digestion for a wide variety of materials.

Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Grant

Deadline: March 29, 2019
Grant Amount: $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000 (Total $300,000+)
Area: National, United States
Website: Keep America Beautiful's Cigarette Litter Prevention Program
Description: In 2019, Keep America Beautiful will offer individual merit-based grants in amounts of $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000. Total grant funding is expected to exceed $300,000. Keep America Beautiful community-based affiliates, local governments, business improvement districts, downtown associations, parks and recreation commissions, and other organizations dedicated to eradicating litter and beautifying their communities are encouraged to apply.

Resource Recycling Conference Grants

Deadline: April 1, 2019
Grant Amount: Includes conference registration, a two-night hotel stay, and travel reimbursement up to $500 (50+ Awards)
Area: National, United States
Grant Information: Resource Recycling Conference Grants | Apply: Resource Recycling Conference Grants Application | Email: Conference Workshop Manager
Description: The Recycling Partnership, in association with Resource Recycling, Inc., is pleased to announce the fourth annual Steve Thompson Memorial Grant, giving free travel, accommodations and registration for the 2019 Resource Recycling Conference to the chosen winners. Recycling industry leader Steve Thompson was a committed recycling champion who worked tirelessly to move the industry forward. The Recycling Partnership and Resource Recycling are honoring him and his life’s work by offering grants to recycling professionals for the fourth year in a row. The 2019 Resource Recycling Conference will be held in New Orleans, LA from Aug. 26-28.

Tennessee Waste Reduction Grant

Deadline: April 2019
Grant Amount: $3MM/$200K
Area: Tennessee
Website: Tennessee Waste Reduction Grant
Description: Tennessee counties, cites, solid waste authorities and organizations which have been determined to be tax exempt nonprofit recycling organizations by the Internal Revenue Service may apply for grants under T.C.A. §68-211-825. This also includes the Recycling Rebate counties/cities. Eligible waste reduction equipment includes key equipment needed to establish new collection or processing capacity, to improve existing collection or processing operations, or to prepare materials for transport and marketing. Eligible facilities shall receive and distribute materials for waste reduction purposes.

OSS Solid Waste District Competitive Funding Program

Deadline: June 2019
Area: Ohio
Website: OSS Solid Waste District Competitive Funding Program
Description: The Competitive Funding Program was created to provide funding to local governments, educational institutions and non-profit organizations for solid waste programs. The District cannot, by law, fund any privately owned business. The District provides a specified amount of money in the budget each year for the Competitive Funding Program. (For yearly funding amounts - contact the District office) Funding applications are awarded in two equal rounds in January and June. The District has a committee who reviews the grants and makes recommendation to the Board of Directors. The application is due on January 31st and June 30th.

PepsiCo Recycling Zero Impact Fund Grant - College Campus Environmental Initiative

Application Open: October - December 2019
Grant Amount: $500 - $10,000
Website: PepsiCo Recycling Zero Impact Fund Grant - College Campus Environmental Initiative
Description: The PepsiCo Recycling Zero Impact Fund is designed to engage your entire campus community by offering a chance to win up to $10,000 to create or strengthen green initiatives on campus. Representatives or employess of eligible college or university campuses may submit proposal(s) that explain details about their initiative to advance an environmental sustainability agenda on their campus. A judging panel will review proposals and select winners which will receive funding. The number of campuses awarded will depend upon the size of the chosen requests.