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Thanks to Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages and in celebration of Texas Recycles Day, Keep Texas Beautiful is proud to announce the Texas Recycles Day Grant. This grant will provide Keep Texas Beautiful affiliates and Keep Texas Recycling members with monetary assistance to help strengthen their existing recycling programs.

Projects must fall within one or more of the following categories:

  • Education and Outreach

  • Improvement Projects

  • Infrastructure and Equipment

Applicants can request funding between $5,000-$15,000.


Eligible applicants are:

  • Keep Texas Beautiful affiliates in Good Standing or higher, and new KTB affiliates

  • Keep Texas Recycling Rural Cooperative Members 

  • Special consideration will be given to communities that are members of both KTB and KTR.


Projects must be completed and funding spent by June 30, 2024. If total project costs exceed the grant amount, the project must be completed using other sources of funding. Please note, the project must be completed in the designated time frame or the funding must be returned to KTB. Applicants must agree to submit a final report on their project by August 30, 2024 (see Timeline section for more details).

Special consideration for all awards will be given to projects that:

  • Address the collection of PET and/or aluminum cans

Project concepts could include, but are not limited to:

  • Implementation of a recycling program that accepts at least one post-consumer commodity.

  • Projects that improve recycling program efficiency and/or cost effectiveness.

  • Education and outreach projects with a focus on reducing contamination and improving material quality.

  • Education and outreach projects with a focus on specific recyclable commodities that have not otherwise been accepted for recycling and/or are hard-to-recycle.  

  • Public-private collaborations to improve waste diversion in the community.

Funds may NOT be used for the following purposes:

  • Repayment of existing debt or obligations

  • Payment of organizational overhead

  • Legal fees

  • Loan or bank fees

  • Subsidization of existing contracts

  • Employee salaries & expenses

  • Land acquisition 

  • Pass-through grants

  • Field Trips


  • September 6, 2023: Grant application opens

  • October 26, 2023: Grant application must be received by KTB by 5 p.m. CDT

  • November 15, 2023: Winners announced

  • March 31, 2024: Progress Report due 

  • June 30, 2024: Projects must be complete and grant funds spent

  • August 30, 2024: Final report form must be received by KTB by 5 p.m. CDT

Please note: By accepting funds for their project, grant applicants consent to complying with the criteria and deadlines, completing the final report on time. Failure to do so will result in loss of KTB affiliate benefits and future grant participation.

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Application Questions - 300 words maximum per question

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Application must be completed in its entirety and submitted online, with any applicable supporting documents attached.

  • All questions must be completed with adequate information and detail.

  • Please DO NOT submit materials that are not requested in the application or support your answer.

  • Applications must be submitted to KTB by Thursday, October 26, 2023 by 5 p.m. CST.   



  • Grant recipients must post 2 photos of their Texas Recycles Day Recycling Grant project to Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and/or Twitter, tagging the following and including the hashtag #keeptexasrecycling 

    • Keep Texas Beautiful - @keeptxbeautiful

    • Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages- @cocacolaswb 

  • Contribute a brief summary to be used as a case study on the KTB website.

  • Grantees may be required to participate in a regional press event.

Contact Sara Walters with questions or concerns at swalters@ktb.org

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