The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a program to provide opportunities for California local government and recycling center operators to improve redemption opportunities for eligible beverage containers and increase recycling rates in unserved convenience zones statewide. 

Criteria

 

Approval of Criteria, December 18, 2019

Eligibility

  • Jurisdictions are eligible to apply for pilot project funding. A “Jurisdiction” for the purposes of the Pilot Project Program (CCR Section 2750(a)(2)) means a city or county, or combination of cities or counties, that has the authority to issue or grant permission for certified pilot project recyclers to operate in the designated pilot project area.
    • Jurisdictions must have received approval from CalRecycle to operate a pilot project through the pilot project approval process. 
  • Authorized Pilot Project Recycler
    • A Pilot Project Recycler must be authorized by the Pilot Project Jurisdiction to operate in the pilot project area.
    • A Pilot Project Recycler must be certified by CalRecycle to operate in the pilot project area.
  • The request for funding will consist of a proposed Budget and Work Plan.

Projects

  • Pilot projects may be at residential, commercial, or public locations in an approved pilot project area.
  • The pilot project program allows for numerous possibilities and flexibility for methods of redemption, including, but not limited to:
    • Stationary drop off locations that allow consumers to deposit beverage containers in a locked and secure drop off bin and pay consumers the California Redemption Value after the containers have been inspected.
    • Mobile pilot projects.
    • A pilot project rotating between a few specific locations during the week.  

Note: For additional information related to pilot projects, visit Beverage Container Recycling Pilot Program

Funding

  • $5,000,000 available starting in fiscal year (FY) 2019-20.
  • $1,000,000 is the maximum grant award that applicants may initially request.
  • Subsequent grant applications may be submitted after five pilot projects have been awarded and there are funds remaining.
  • If five pilot projects have not been awarded by December 31, 2020, a subsequent grant application will be accepted from a previous awardee, so long as the initially awarded funds have been expended. 

Grant Administration Documents

Terms and Conditions

Notice: Submission of an application constitutes an acknowledgment that you have read these Terms and Conditions and understood and agreed that they will be part of the Grant Agreement upon an award of any grant funds.

The text of these Terms and Conditions may not be altered, changed or revised in any way, except in writing by mutual agreement of the parties pursuant to the Amendment provision herein. In the event of any dispute regarding the content of these Terms and Conditions, the original document contained in the grant cycle file located at the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 will control. These Terms and Conditions are applicable only to the specified cycle and/or Fiscal Year of the particular grant program specified.

If you require assistance in obtaining access to this document, please use the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Procedures and Requirement

Notice: These Procedures and Requirements are in draft form. Upon issuance of Grant Agreement, these Procedures and Requirements shall become final.

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the Procedures and Requirements prior to issuance of the Grant Agreement. Any such changes will be non-negotiable. In the event that any changes are made to the Procedures and Requirements, all Grantees will be notified as to what specific changes have been made.

Once the Grant Agreement has been issued and the Procedures and Requirements have become final, the text of the incorporated Procedures and Requirements may not be altered, changed or revised in any way, except in writing by mutual agreement of the parties pursuant to the Amendment provision contained in the Terms and Conditions. In the event of any dispute regarding the content of the incorporated Procedures and Requirements, the original document contained in the grant cycle file located at the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 will control. These Procedures and Requirements are applicable only to the specific cycle and/or Fiscal Year of the particular grant program specified.

If you require assistance in obtaining access to this document, please use the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Beverage Container Recycling Pilot Program