Community Champions


Did you know there are grants for recycling infrastructure?

The Community Champions Program (CCP) is a grant program that’s specially designed for not-for profit organizations and municipalities in Alberta. It is a positive approach to building participation in beverage container recycling. The program provides funding for specialized recycling bins (indoor and outdoor) and start-up support to the CCP, by ensuring more accessible and convenient out-of-home opportunities for recycling.

The funding is allocated on a first come, first serve basis until all the funds have been distributed or until November 30th, whichever occurs first. You can submit more than one application during the year, but your combined applications can’t exceed a total value of $20,000 excluding GST. This program helps to keep beverage containers out of landfills, and provides important financial and social benefits for communities.

With these grants for recycling infrastructure, Alberta’s community organizations help to educate the public about the benefits of recycling.

Photo caption: Strathcona County used some their funding to install Binny the recycling bottlenose dolphin at a local playground as a fun way to introduce kids to beverage container recycling.

The Community Champions Program is now open for 2019 grant application submissions.

CCP login

Check out the amazing stats from 2017


Containers collected so far


Approved applications


Bins placed throughout Alberta

2018 Community Champion Program Partners

  • Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
  • Goose Lake Campground
  • Granview Park Society
  • Incline Industries
  • KidSport Society of Calgary
  • Lac Ste. Anne County
  • Lacombe County
  • Leduc Transit
  • Mayerthorpe Curling Society
  • Midnapore Lake Residents Association
  • New Brighton Residents Association
  • Olds College
  • Recycle for Life
  • Red Deer College
  • Southern Alberta Society for the Handicapped
  • The Alex
  • The Community Lunch Box Society
  • Thorsby & District Cultural and Historical Society
  • Town of Banff
  • Town of Bruderheim
  • Town of Canmore
  • Town of Devon
  • Town of Hinton
  • Town of Strathmore
  • Town of Taber
  • Town of Thorsby
  • Town of Wembley
  • Village of Warburg
  • Wembley District & Agricultural Society
  • Westerner Park
  • Whitecourt Baptist Church
  • Whitecourt Woodlands Winter Recreation Park Society
  • Winnifred Stewart Association
  • Yellowhead County
  • Youth Empowerment Support Services