Household Hazardous Waste State Assistance Program
In 1993, the New York State Legislature enacted the Environmental Protection Act (Chapter 610 of the Laws of 1993).
This act authorizes State reimbursement funding of up to 50 percent of the costs of municipal Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection programs. HHW programs can be single-day collections, a permanent facility, or mobile collections.
Reimbursement funding is provided through the DEC's Household Hazardous Waste State Assistance Program (HHWSAP). Applicants must complete an HHWSAP Application Package (PDF, 199 KB).
Once a collection event is held, the applicant must complete a household hazardous waste collection day event report (PDF, 119 KB). Permitted household hazardous waste facilities must complete an HHW Facility Annual Report (PDF, 125 KB).
The HHWSAP began awarding funding to municipalities during the 1995/96 State Fiscal Year. The amounts awarded during 1995 - 2006 are listed below.
|State Fiscal Year||No. of Grants||Amount Awarded|
In summary, DEC's HHW State Assistance Program has awarded 388 contracts valued at $23.81 million.