The Recycling Partnership, previously called Curbside Value Partnership (CVP), a national recycling nonprofit formed in 2003. We are a 501(c)3 organization with the goal to improve recycling in the United States.

We focus on improving residential recycling. Curbside recycling is the easiest way for Americans to recycle yet there is still much opportunity for improvement. More than half of U.S. communities have access to recycling programs yet participation averages at less than 50 percent.

Recycling offers a chance to improve the environment and stimulate the economy at the same time. We utilize public-private partnerships to help budget-strapped local governments get the most out of the recycling program – which starts by increasing resident participation and tonnage collected.

What makes us different from other recycling organizations?

  • We are laser-focused. We focus on curbside programs, using strategic education to maximize every community’s potential. We are the go-to, no-nonsense problem solvers.
  • We fill a void. There are no other national programs doing this.
  • We are grounded in measurement. Since our beginning, we have been successful at increasing participation and volume, and at helping recycling coordinators become capable educators, which leads to sustainability. Fast, efficient and focused
  • We build strong partnerships – Working closely with our sponsors and funders, The Recycling Partnership builds strong bridges across the supply chain and back to the point of material generation: the consumer and the local governments that service them.


We bridge the gaps between the communities and the industries that benefit from recycling by creating campaigns that power local recycling programs. We help solve and energize curbside recycling problems:

  • The majority of packaged goods and recyclable materials are consumed at home.
  • Curbside recycling is found in more than 50 percent of U.S. communities.
  • The curbside infrastructure currently exists; we do not need to create or build it.
  • Curbside is the most convenient and likely way for Americans to recycle, and is a “gateway” for other recycling behaviors.
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