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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 collection(s) 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 Grants:

For the 2016 application cycle, municipalities may submit an additional E-waste Rider Form along with an HHW grant application, or as a stand-alone grant request. The e-waste form will be released in May of 2016 and will be available here.

DEC encourages municipalities to apply as early as possible, as the e-waste funding is limited.