2018 Application for The Recycling Partnership’s Grant Opportunity to Improve Residential Curbside Recycling Systems

In its continued effort to overhaul the U.S. recycling system, The Recycling Partnership has just released its latest grant request for proposals (RFP). Geared specifically to help counties, municipalities, tribes and solid waste authorities with 4,000 or more households seeking to upgrade to cart-based curbside recycling collection, awardees will receive up to $7/cart in grant funding, tailored educational materials paired with a communications grant, and best in class technical assistance.

“This marks our third annual RFP for carts,” said Cody Marshall, the Partnership’s VP of Technical Assistance. “To date we’ve helped leverage more than $20 million worth of new infrastructure and place 400,000 new recycling carts in communities across the country. We’re pleased to take this funding to the next level, assisting even more communities.”

In a change from past grant rounds, this funding opportunity will not have a cutoff date, but instead be an open, rolling process for as long as funds are available. However, the Partnership encourages interested communities to apply as early as possible to allow ample time for preparation prior to cart launches.

Past awardees in this competitive process include such cities as St. Paul, MN, Greenville, SC, East Lansing, MI, Portland, ME, Santa Fe, NM, Richmond, VA and others.

“The time and effort put forth by The Recycling Partnership’s staff was really the most important part of this grant,” shared Shirlene Sitton, Environmental Servcies Division Director for the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico. “They were respectful of our timeline and budget, clearly helping us take our program to the next level. We couldn’t be happier.”

Click below to view the RFP and Proposal Application Form.

Download here: RFPdoc      Proposal Form doc

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