Beverage Container Redemption Pilot Project Grant Program

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) received an appropriation from the California Beverage Container Recycling Fund to administer the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act (Assembly Bill 2020, Margolin, Statutes of 1986, Chapter 1290) (Public Resources Code [PRC] section 14571.9).

SB 458 (Wiener Chapter 648 Statutes of 2017) authorized CalRecycle to approve up to five pilot projects proposed by cities and/or counties working in combination with private businesses to provide convenient beverage container redemption opportunities in both urban and rural areas.

AB 54 (Ting, Chapter 793, Statutes of 2019) amends PRC 14581 to allow for the expenditure of up to $5,000,000 to support the pilot projects.  AB 54 also extends the deadline for CalRecycle to approve pilot project applications until January 1, 2022.

The Program meets the statutory requirements of PRC 14571.9, and associated regulations.


Join the Beverage Container Recycling Grants Listserv to be notified by email for program updates.


If you have questions that are program-specific, please visit Beverage Container Recycling Pilot Program.

Cycle-Specific Information

Current Cycle

Due date for the fiscal year 2021-22 application is ongoing until funding is exhausted.

Beverage Container Recycling Grants 

Awarded Cycles

Note: “RPP” followed by a number is the cycle code for the Beverage Container Redemption Pilot Project Program