Notice of Funds Available: Beverage Container Recycling City/County Payment Program (FY 2017–18)

The application period for fiscal year (FY) 2017-18 is now closed.

Awards | Eligibility | Funding | Timeline and Cycle Details

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a payment program to provide opportunities for beverage container recycling and litter cleanup activities. Pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 14581(a)(3)(A) of the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act, CalRecycle is distributing $10,500,000 in fiscal year 2017–18 to eligible cities and counties specifically for beverage container recycling and litter cleanup activities.

Purpose of the Program

The goal of CalRecycle’s beverage container recycling program is to reach and maintain an 80 percent recycling rate for all California refund value beverage containers – aluminum, glass, plastic and bi-metal. Projects implemented by cities and counties will assist in reaching and maintaining this goal.


FY 2017-18 Awards | Approval of Awards, Revised June 5, 2020



Eligible applicants include cities, counties, or cities and counties in California, as identified by the California Department of Finance, unless otherwise determined by CalRecycle.
California Labor Code section 1782 will prohibit charter cities from receiving state funds or financial assistance for construction projects if those cities do not comply with sections 1770-1782 of the Labor Code. If any applicants or participating jurisdictions are charter cities or joint powers authorities that include charter cities, the lead participating jurisdiction must certify that Labor Code section 1782 does not prohibit any included charter city from receiving state funds for the project described in this application. If it is determined after award that an applicant or participating jurisdiction is a charter city prohibited from receiving state funds for their project, the award will be terminated and any disbursed funds shall be returned to CalRecycle.


Eligible activities include:

  • New or existing curbside recycling programs.
  • Neighborhood drop-off recycling programs.
  • Public education promoting beverage container recycling.
  • Litter prevention and cleanup where the waste stream includes beverage containers that will be recycled.
  • Cooperative regional efforts among two or more cities or counties, or both.
  • Other beverage container recycling programs.
  • Supporting AB 341 Mandatory Commercial Recycling requirements.
    • Infrastructure for businesses to recycle beverage containers.
    • Support for new or existing beverage container recycling programs for multi-family residential dwellings.
    • Public education and outreach that includes a beverage container-recycling component.


  • $10,500,000 is available for fiscal year 2017-18, subject to funding availability.
  • Cities are eligible to receive a minimum of $5,000 and counties are eligible to receive a minimum of $10,000.

The calculation is based upon the population in the incorporated areas of a city, or a city and county, or the unincorporated area of a county as of January 1, 2017. (Department of Finance E–1 Population Estimates for Cities, Counties and the State with Annual Percent Change – January 1, 2016 and 2017. Sacramento, California, May 2017.)

Timeline and Cycle Details

Timeline and Cycle Details for FY 2017-18

DatesActivity and Details
January 8, 2018Funding Request Open Date and Access
  • First time users of the Beverage Container Recycling City/County Annual Payment and Reporting System (CAPRS) must contact the CalRecycle Regional Representative and request access to CAPRS. After the request is received and approved, a WebPass invitation will be sent along with an email granting access to CAPRS.
  • Returning users can immediately log into CAPRS.
  • If you are unable to access CAPRS, email or call 916-322-0613.
April 9, 2018Funding Request Due Date
May 2018

Payment Awards and Beginning of Term (Request for Approval Date)

  • Program expenditures may start no earlier than the date of the award.
July-August 2018 Payments Distributed
September 1, 2020Term End Date
September 1, 2020Reporting Due Date