2019 Cart Grant RFP is Here - With Increased Flexibility 

Looking to transition to cart-based recycling or bring recycling carts to every household in your community?

The Recycling Partnership’s 2019 grant RFP is here and has been revised to accommodate a variety of cart implementation strategies and provide increased funding.

Check out what’s new in the 2019 Cart Grant RFP here and complete your application!

Here’s the 411 on the new RFP:
  • Funding for carts available: up to $15 per cart (up to $825,000), plus $1 per household for outreach (up to $75,000).
  • Who can apply: any local government, solid waste authority, or federally recognized tribe seeking assistance to acquire recycling carts for new households.  There is no minimum community size requirement. 
  • What’s included: funding comes with technical assistance from Partnership staff and tailored educational materials for your community to keep after grant process. 
Contact Rob Taylor at with questions or for more information. 


Data Tracking Resources for States - MMP

Are you a state agency in need of help tracking your member community’s data?
Let the Municipal Measurement Program (MMP) help! 
The Municipal Measurement Program (MMP) is a powerful platform to track key municipal recycling program metrics, run insightful analytics, and link directly to tools that improve program performance.
Although MMP is free for municipalities to use and tracks municipality information, The Recycling Partnership encourages state recycling agencies to adopt MMP also and as a result, we are supporting this adoption by offering grants for to up to three states to pay for the initial first year cost for implementation. Find out more about statewide grants here.
Contact Liz Bedard at if you have questions or want more information.


Reaching All Audiences 

We have all experienced that resident who asks a million and one questions, making us think we may need to jam more information into our pamphlets, postcards or bill inserts. Resist the urge to info cram: these residents are a small percentage of your audience! 
Follow the 1-5-50 rule to make sure your communications have the right amount of detail for their audience. Make the message on your level 1 items, like digital ads or billboards, as simple as possible: this is where most of your audience falls. Level 5 items, like postcards and pamphlets, can include a little more information and level 50 items, like a blog on your website, can have all the nitty-gritty details an info hungry resident can handle. 

Find more tools and resources for engaging your audience here!


Mark Your Calendars for Webinar Wednesdays!

We just launched “Webinar Wednesdays,” a monthly webinar series on alternating topics – contamination-fighting best practices and communications tools to better a community’s recycling program.
Join The Recycling Partnership’s Tech and Communications Team members on the last Wednesday of every month at 12pm ET for an hour long presentation on all things contamination and communications. We'll feature success stories from recycling professionals across the country and often include community guest hosts!    
Get it on your calendar today! Bookmark our webinars landing page and register here.
Looking forward to you joining us as we share success stories happening in communities across the country!


Glass is back in Houston along with a brand new FCC MRF. The City of Houston is investing in recycling and showing Houstonians that every day is #Earthday! 

Thank you to our Funding Partners for their continued support.
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