Dr. Pepper Snapple (DPS) Group, along with Keep America Beautiful, will be awarding grants to 26 local and county governments in 19 states to purchase recycling containers to be placed at public parks. The grants are part of the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Grant program.
In total, the grants will provide nearly 900 recycling bins according to a KAB news release. A full list of the communities receiving grants can be found here. The recycling bins to be placed through the grant program this year add to the 710 bins provided in the inaugural year of the partnership in 2013.
“Individuals, businesses and governments all have a stake in cleaner communities and reducing waste,” says Vicki Draughn, DPS vice president of corporate affairs. “Working with Keep America Beautiful, we’re embracing the opportunity to make recycling more convenient for our valued consumers in communities across the country as they enjoy their favorite public parks and other outdoors spaces.”
“Access and convenience are two of the biggest obstacles to recycling,” says Brenda Pulley, KAB senior vice president, recycling. “By making these recycling bins available in parks, nature trails, athletic fields and other public spaces, the bins awarded through our partnership with Dr. Pepper Snapple will help these communities increase on-the-go recycling.”