The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a program to provide opportunities for beverage container recycling. The goal of this 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.

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 to eligible cities and counties specifically for beverage container recycling and litter cleanup activities.

Regional map showing CalRecycle staff contacts

Cycle-Specific Information

Current Cycle

Application materials for fiscal year (FY) 2020-21 were due January 19, 2021.

Next Cycle

Application materials for fiscal year (FY) 2021-22 will tentatively be available fall 2021.

Expenditure Reporting

Expenditure Reporting Instructions are available for new reporting requirements covering FY 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21.

Awarded Cycles

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