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.
Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at 2:31am
Join us at the 2018 Resource Recycling Conference in St. Louis this October - we'll pay your way! Apply for a grant here: @rrecycling RECYPartnership photo
Thursday, April 19th, 2018 at 2:30am
We love our scrapper! Mr. Dylan de Thomas is at @ISRI Convention. Where will he go to next? @RECYPartnership
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Dylan de Thomas @DdTRecycling
Always good to be at the @ISRI Convention with all the other scrappers. Let's talk #recycling! And thanks for having me, @ISRI
Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 3:57am
Partnership is one critical mechanism without which the SDGs cannot be met. Join @KeefeHarrison CEO @RECYPartnership and find out how are key players in the #sustainability space working together at #EconSustainability on June 5th 2018 in Chicago >> RECYPartnership photo
Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 3:47am
Join us at the 2018 Resource Recycling Conference in St. Louis this October - we'll pay your way! Apply for a grant here: @rrecycling RECYPartnership photo
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