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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.