Alcoa & NRC Join Forces to Make Recycling More Accessible


The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) and Alcoa Recycling Company have joined together to make recycling more accessible to individuals and communities across the country. Working with NRC’s state affiliates, Alcoa will provide approximately 25,000 recycling bins for placement in schools, government and office buildings and low-income communities in 19 states across the U.S.

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NRC and Alcoa hope that increased access to recycling will also lead to an increased rate of recovery.

“Getting folks to participate in recycling starts with access and convenience,” said Ed Skernolis, acting executive director of NRC. “Due to the generosity of Alcoa, we are taking a large step forward to making recycling available to all, and at all different kinds of locations.”

The first distribution of recycling bins will occur in Georgia, in cooperation with the Georgia Recycling Coalition (GRC), as part of the state’s Greening the Capitol event Thursday, February 12. Bins will be distributed to 18 other states over the next few months.

“This program provides GRC with a valuable opportunity to partner with the Georgia Building Authority to enhance their recycling efforts, increase recovery and set a good example for the citizens of Georgia,” said Gloria Hardegree, executive director for GRC.

How to Register for Bins

Interested individuals and organizations can register to receive the NRC/Alcoa recycling bins through Alcoa Recycling or local state recycling affiliates. The Recycling Bin Distribution Program will provide the bins to areas and locations where recycling bins had not previously been available, in an attempt to increase community access to recycling.

Bins will only be awarded to organizations in one of the 19 participating states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.

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