Did you know there are grants for recycling infrastructure?
The Community Champions Program (CCP) is an infrastructure grant program that is specially designed for not-for profit organizations and municipalities in Alberta. The program provides funding for specialized recycling bins (indoor and outdoor) that make out-of-home opportunities for recycling more convenient for and accessible to the public.
Program start-up support is also provided to help to Alberta’s community organizations educate the public about the benefits of recycling. This not only keeps beverage containers out of landfills, but also provides important financial and social benefits to participating communities.
Each year, grants are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis until all the funds have been distributed or until November 30th, whichever occurs first. More than one application can be submitted during the year, but an organization's combined applications cannot exceed a total value of $20,000, excluding GST.
As CCP funding is limited, grants can only be applied to two-stream collection bins, and one must be for beverage container recycling. If your recycling needs require more than 2 streams, cost sharing can be negotiated.