Our Partners

Creating a country where every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live starts with people taking individual responsibility and collective action. Keep America Beautiful extends the reach of our initiatives and multiplies the impact of our actions through partnerships with an array of organizations.

Developing public-private-civic partnerships has been a common thread throughout our history and is an essential ingredient of our heritage. Keep America Beautiful gratefully acknowledges the corporations, nonprofits, educational organizations, associations, government agencies and others whose financial support, sponsorships, employee engagement and in-kind contributions significantly advance our mission and make our work possible. 

What can you do to Keep America Beautiful? Support our initiatives and join us in working toward the common goal of transforming public spaces into beautiful places.

Partner with Us

Keep America Beautiful and the University of Georgia are partnering to test how eco-feedback recycling bins are affecting behavior change and to develop an on-the-go recycling interactive map and database.

Illinois Recycling Association (‘sIRA) mission is to encourage the responsible use of resources by promoting waste reduction, re-use, and recycling.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America helps educate students of all ages about Keep America Beautiful’s programs, in part by providing assistance in promoting Keep America Beautiful’s national Youth Advisory Council program.

American Chemistry Council supports Keep America Beautiful’s “I Want To Be Recycled” PSA campaign in partnership with The Ad Council. Through informational messaging and creative TV and radio spots, the American Chemistry Council aims to increase awareness about the importance of plastics recycling.

Association of Ohio Recyclers (AOR) is a nonprofit trade organization, founded in 1989, promoting waste reduction, reuse and recycling. AOR prides itself by promoting sound solid waste management practices incorporating source separation and recycling of marketable materials in the waste stream.

Kansas Organization of Recyclers is a nonprofit, membership-based network of representatives from government, industry, nonprofit and public entities and individuals that support environmental stewardship through waste reduction, composting, reuse, recycling, and sustainable efforts in Kansas.

Southeast Recycling Development Council (SRDC) works to unite industry, government, and non-government organizations to promote sustainable recycling in the Southeast. The SRDC includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Wyoming Solid Waste & Recycling Association is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in the planning, operation, and management of solid waste and recycling systems within the State of Wyoming, to protect the health and well-being of Wyoming’s residents and resources.

Tennessee Recycling Coalition (TRC) is dedicated to promoting recycling and sustainable materials management practices in the State of Tennessee. We are a coalition of many industries, companies, and individuals networked together to raising recycling as the standard in Tennessee.

Maryland Recycling Network serves as resource to provide education and through a combination of education programs, advocacy activities to affect public policy, technical assistance, and the development of markets to purchase recycled materials and manufacture products with recycled content.

Ocean Conservancy and Keep America Beautiful cross-promote their respective signature programs, the Great American Cleanup and International Coastal Cleanup.

Iowa Recycling Association (IRA) is a nonprofit organization with more than 425 members, and believes waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting contribute to Iowa's sustainability. By sharing information, educating ourselves and others, and cooperating IRA's members bring about positive change through recycling.


California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) provides CRRA members with resources to advance local, regional and statewide waste reduction efforts which result in critical environmental and climate protection outcomes.

Michigan Recycling Coalition represents recycling and composting interests statewide.  The Coalition is a recognized authority on waste reduction, beneficial utilization, recycling, and composting through the experience of its staff and committees.

Waste Management has collaborated with Keep America Beautiful on the Waste Management Think Green® Grants for a decade. Through 2015, Waste Management and Keep America Beautiful have awarded grants to affiliates and partners in support of more than 205 community service projects.

Keep America Beautiful affiliates and The UPS Foundation work together through the Community Tree and Recovery Tree Planting Grant Program to emphasize the importance of native tree planting and trees that will have a greater likelihood of withstanding natural disasters.

Points of Light involved KAB affiliates in nationally-recognized service days and offered volunteer leadership to KAB affiliates through resources from HandsOn Network and generationOn.

Association of Oregon Recyclers (AOR) is a nonprofit trade association that has advanced recycling and waste prevention in Oregon through its diverse membership since 1977.

Keep America Beautiful works with the United States Department of Agriculture to promote its People’s Garden initiative to our network of affiliates. People’s Gardens are required to have three components in common: they must incorporate sustainable practices; they must be collaborative; and they must benefit the local community.

Keep America Beautiful partners with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to eliminate litter in water through programs such as the Great Lakes Alliance and Trash Free Seas. Keep America Beautiful affiliates in Florida are receiving grant funding to work directly with NOAA.

American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE) is a national nonprofit association representing the profession of code enforcement. Keep America Beautiful and AACE work together on code enforcement education and training as well as the development of Environmental Courts materials.

Association of New Jersey Recyclers is a nonprofit, non-partisan network whose mission is to serve as the voice of recycling in New Jersey through education, advocacy, and the promotion of professional standards.

Altria, a founding partner of Keep America Beautiful, is an initial supporter of the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP). In addition to the CLPP, Altria supports the Great American Cleanup and provided funding for Keep America Beautiful’s 2009 landmark research initiative, “Litter in America.”

Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company supports Keep America Beautiful’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. Through its implementation, communities consistently cut cigarette butt litter by half based on local measurements after a program implementation.

Connecticut Recyclers Coalition (CRC) is the Nutmeg State’s foremost organization for professionals and citizens involved with recycling, composting and other aspects of sustainable materials management. CRC is a group of corporate, municipal, institutional and private members working with recycling and related issues in Connecticut.

With support from The Coca-Cola Foundation, Keep America Beautiful offers public space recycling bin grants to local government agencies, nonprofits, colleges and universities to encourage the collection of beverage container recyclables. In 2015, the program provided nearly 90 grants for a total of 5,300 recycling bins.

The Department of Environmental Programs at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments focuses on environmental issues in the region, including environmental resources programs (air quality, climate change, waste management and recycling, and energy) and water resources programs, among others.

Georgia Recycling Coalition complements and coordinates activities relative to recycling, fostering communication among professionals, organizations, government agencies and individuals and promoting and enhancing reduction and recycling programs throughout the state.

Keep America Beautiful joined Ceres as a member of the Ceres Coalition. The Ceres Coalition works to promote sustainability by moving companies, policymakers and other market players to incorporate environmental and social factors into their decision-making and to mobilize investor and business leadership to build a thriving, sustainable global economy.

Mississippi Recycling Coalition informs and educates the membership, members of government, the Mississippi community, and the general public on the economic and environmental significance of source reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting through activities such as meetings, conferences, seminars, and other professional development means.

Recycle Florida Today (RFT) is Florida’s premier recycling organization representing more than 200 recycling and environmental professionals throughout Florida from both the public, private and nonprofit sectors. RFT was formed to be a driving force to help Florida implement its recycling goals and objectives.

Nestle Waters North America and Keep America Beautiful partner to improve recycling rates nationwide by providing educational tools to help communities recycle right.

Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin is nonprofit association that provides statewide proactive leadership on waste reduction and recycling through education, advocacy, collaboration, programs and services.

Recycling Association of Minnesota is committed to promoting resource conservation through waste prevention, reuse, recycling, composting and purchasing practices using the most cost effective and environmentally sound methods available in Minnesota.

Recycling Coalition of West Virginia advocates recycling and encourages West Virginians to make purchasing decisions based on recycled content or the ability to recycle the material once the product has completed its useful life.

The Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP) is a nonprofit association of recycling professionals dedicated to promoting and enhancing the interests of recycling, recycling programs, composting, and composting programs in Pennsylvania through education, information exchange, technical support, applied research, and coordination of recycling industry initiatives.

Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) is a multi-state nonprofit organization that is committed to environmental and economic sustainability through responsible solid waste management. Its programs emphasize source reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP), and decreasing the toxicity of the solid waste stream.

The BoatUS Foundation, the foundation for the Boat Owners Association of the United States, engages marina partners in Keep America Beautiful’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program in an effort to lessen cigarette butt litter in our waterways.

The International Downtown Association promotes Keep America Beautiful’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program grants to its business-member organizations in its effort to create healthy and vital urban centers.

ISRI, a Washington, D.C.-based trade association represents more than 1,600 for-profit scrap recycling industry companies -- ranging from small, family-owned businesses to large, multi-national corporations. ISRI is a founding partner of the "I Want To Be Recycled" Public Service Advertising (PSA) campaign from Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council and a national sponsor of America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful initiative.

The mission of Recycle Hawaii is to promote resource awareness and recycling enterprises in Hawaii. To achieve this, we educate the community about sound resource management and recycling opportunities for a more environmentally sustainable future.

The Keurig Dr Pepper/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Grant program has awarded more than 4,300 recycling bins to local governments and community organizations to expand the availability of recycling in a variety of park settings.

Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) is a nonprofit organization that provides cooperative purchasing programs, educational and networking opportunities, technical assistance, and cooperative marketing programs in recycling.

The New Mexico Recycling Coalition's mission is to lead New Mexicans to value waste as a resource. It is a nonprofit professional membership organization that includes a wide range of members.

North Dakota Solid Waste and Recycling Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping North Dakotans up-to-date on the latest news in solid waste management and recycling in the state. Its mission is to educate, train, and promote environmentally sound waste management practices.

The Arizona Recycling Coalition is a membership-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting waste reuse, reduction and recycling throughout Arizona and the southwestern region.

Keep America Beautiful administers a webinar series and conference workshop for the College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC), a membership-based, nonprofit organization. Keep America Beautiful also partnered with CURC to promote recycling bin grant programs designed to expand recycling in college dormitories and on college campuses.

Oklahoma Recycling Association was established to improve the business of recycling in Oklahoma by providing education and referral services about integrated solid waste management, including reduction, reuse and recycling.

The Arkansas Recycling Coalition (ARC) unites large and small companies, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and individuals in a common effort to promote reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle as the primary means of sustainable waste management in Arkansas.

Colorado Association for Recycling educates and guides individuals and leaders in business, education, nonprofits and government to take action that turns ever greater amounts of waste into marketable resources.

With support from Indorama Ventures, Keep America Beautiful offers recycling education and programs for youth, Indorama Ventures' employees, and the communities where the company operates. 

Keep America Beautiful and Top Ladies of Distinction (TLD) are joining together to promote clean and beautiful communities, civic leadership, and youth engagement among TLD’s national membership. Since its inception, the organization has expanded its objectives to include its focus on youth (known as Top Teens of America), improving the status of women, service to senior citizens, community beautification, and community partnerships.

Keep America Beautiful partners with National Wildlife Federation to engage students in grades K-12 as environmental stewards through recycling and community greening initiatives. The relationship extended to RecycleMania, to recognize the colleges and universities that did noteworthy promotional campaigns as part of the competition.

The goal of the Missouri Recycling Association is to support its residents in efforts to minimize your waste and maximize your recycling.

Recycling Coalition of Utah (RCU) is a coalition of municipalities, businesses, institutions and individuals committed to improving recycling in Utah. As the State of Utah's official resource on recycling, RCU provides value to existing and new members committed to increasing and improving recycling, conservation and solid waste reduction in Utah.

Keep America Beautiful and United States Composting Council raise awareness of the important role composting plays in waste reduction, improved soil structure, improved water quality, and reduced soil erosion by sharing educational resources and collaborating on various programs.

Carolina Recycling Association (CRA) is a nonprofit organization established and maintained by a community of people – multi-national corporations, small businesses, local government, state government agencies, and individuals across the Carolinas who are committed to waste reduction and recycling efforts.

Indiana Recycling Coalition advocates for policies that increase Hoosiers’ access to recycling, which, in turn, grows the recycling industry, creates new green jobs, and conserves energy and resources.

The goals of the Virginia Recycling Association are to promote recycling in Virginia; to help promote and implement recycling programs or support structures by facilitating cooperation among public, private sector, and government agencies; and to facilitate the assembly and exchange of information, knowledge, and ideas relating to recycling.

The mission of the Maine Resource Recovery Association (MRRA) is to foster professional solid waste management practices in the recycling and solid waste arena. MRRA is committed to environmentally sound solid waste practices and other forms of resource recovery that will benefit Maine communities.

North American Association of Environmental Educators promotes youth initiatives, including Recycle-Bowl, and seeks ways to partner with Keep America Beautiful on behavior-change topics.

The mission of the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) is to increase recycling rates to the highest level afforded by balanced economic and environmental principles, for the benefit of the State and the people of Texas.

The purpose of Recycle Montana is to educate Montana citizens and businesses about waste reduction, offer statewide recycling resources, and provide support to community recycling efforts.

Keep America Beautiful expanded its experiential learning programs for children through Arbor Day Foundation’s Nature Explore outdoor classrooms and nature-based curricula. Arbor Day promotes Keep America Beautiful affiliates who have developed Nature Explore Classrooms.

Through the Keep America Beautiful/Lowe’s Community Partners Grant program, Lowe’s has funded nearly 300 service projects with our community-based affiliates and partner organizations across the country. In addition, hundreds of Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers participate in our Great American Cleanup, which Lowe’s sponsors annually.

The Coca-Cola Company is a sponsor of the Chicago Bin Grant program. To date, the program has donated over 40,000 recycling carts for residents. Coca-Cola also sponsors the RecycleMania program, which has led to significant achievements improving recycling at colleges and universities.

Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling (ALPAR) is dedicated to eliminating litter and increasing economically-viable recycling in Alaska. ALPAR's programs help clean up Alaska's communities, roadways, parks, beaches and waterways and assist with recycling initiatives throughout Alaska.

Keep America Beautiful and the Local Search Association partner to promote the recycling and waste reduction of telephone directories as part of America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful initiative.

Keep America Beautiful works with the American Forest Foundation (AFF) to raise environmental awareness among youth through various educational initiatives, including AFF’s Project Learning Tree.

Washington State Recycling Association is a nonprofit membership organization that has been dedicated to supporting waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting in Washington since 1976.

New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse & Recycling provides statewide leadership on waste reduction, reuse and recycling issues and practices to improve the environment.

MassRecycle is the statewide coalition of individuals, municipalities, businesses, institutions and nonprofits dedicated to promoting and realizing the economic, social and environmental benefits resulting from reducing, reusing and recycling, and to increasing the utilization of recycled products.

Community outreach has been an essential element of Dow since its founding. Dow’s partnership with Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup aligns with its mission, which has always been to be a good neighbor and a trusted partner, making sure the company leaves a positive impact on every community where Dow has operations.

Formed in 1992, the Alabama Recycling Coalition (ARC) is a statewide organization that endeavors to unite, educate and promote recycling in Alabama.

The Wrigley Company Foundation provides significant support for Keep America Beautiful’s educational programs. The Foundation supported the development of Keep America Beautiful’s “Waste in Place” website and sponsors our national Youth Advisory Council, among other initiatives.

Keep America Beautiful and Anheuser-Busch, a past recipient of Keep America Beautiful's Vision for America Award, have had a long-standing history of working together to improve local community environments. Most recently, in partnership with Keep America Beautiful, Anheuser-Busch offers grants to affiliates for high impact public community property restoration projects on land damaged or destroyed by natural disasters.

Dart Container Corporation supports Keep America Beautiful’s “I Want To Be Recycled” public service advertising campaign. Through informational messaging on the campaign website, Dart’s focus is to increase awareness of foam recycling.