Beverage Container Recycling Grants

Public Resources Code, Division 12.1, Chapter 7, Section 14581(a)(4) authorizes the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to issue up to $1,500,000 annually in the form of grants for beverage container recycling programs. The availability of grant funding for communities will provide opportunities for CalRecycle to address recycling challenges, aid in increasing beverage container collection, and reduce beverage container litter in the waste stream. Eligible applicants for this grant program include California cities, counties, other local government entities, joint powers authorities, special districts, public colleges and universities, public K-12 school districts, nonprofit organizations and qualifying Indian tribes.

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


Join the Beverage Container Recycling Grants Listserv to receive emails when the Notice of Funds Available is released.

Cycle-Specific Information

Current Cycle

Application materials for fiscal years (FY) 2024-25 and 2025-26 will tentatively be available summer 2024.

Awarded Cycles

Note: “RBC” followed by a number is the cycle code for the Beverage Container Recycling Grants.

For more information, visit Beverage Container Program Home