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Grants for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Programs

DEC is authorized to provide grants for HHW collection days and construction of permanent HHW collection facilities in order to provide a safe alternative for recycling or disposal of household hazardous materials.

Also, the 2016 New York State budget includes funding for electronic waste (e-waste) grants. This temporary infusion of aid is intended to assist municipalities in coping with recent unexpected costs of
e-waste collection.

Application Materials for HHW Grants:

Applications are due on the final business day of April, July, October and January of the State fiscal year. A municipality may apply for HHW funding in the State fiscal year during which collections are held, or in the State fiscal year immediately AFTER collection(s) are held.

After a collection event is held, the applicant must complete a household hazardous waste collection day event report (PDF, 156 KB).

Permitted household hazardous waste facilities must complete an HHW Facility Annual Report (PDF, 268 KB).

Application Materials for E-Waste Grant Assistance:

For the 2017 application cycle, municipalities may submit a supplemental form for E-Waste Assistance Grants either in addition to the usual HHW State Assistance application, or as a stand-alone request.

For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Applications will be accepted no later than January 31, 2018.

Postmarks and email time stamps will be used to determine if applications are received by the filing deadline of January 31, 2018. This e-waste funding opportunity is not "first come, first served". All applications for e-waste grants that are received by January 31, 2018 will be treated as if received on the same day and the percentage of reimbursement will be the same for all eligible applicants.