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Grants for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Programs

DEC is authorized to provide grants for HHW collection programs in order to provide a safe alternative for recycling or disposal of household hazardous materials.

Applications will be accepted by DEC during the months of January and February of each calendar year for all eligible household hazardous waste collection and disposal costs incurred during the previous calendar year.

Applicants who sponsor household hazardous waste collection events will need to complete an HHW Annual Report (under development) at the end of the operating year.

Applicants who operate permitted household hazardous waste facilities must complete an HHW Facility Annual Report (PDF, 268 KB).

Effective January 1, 2018, all HHW State Assistance applications must be submitted through the NYS Grants Gateway (Link leaves NYSDEC website)

Access to HHW State Assistance Applications will only be available from January 1 through the last day in February each year.

Application Materials for E-Waste Grant Assistance:

DEC announced on September 19, 2018 a fourth round of grant funding from the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) is being made available to help municipalities across the State address costs associated with the collection and recycling of eligible electronic wastes (e-waste).

Approximately $900,000 is available for the 2018 funding period (January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018). DEC will accept applications for this funding opportunity beginning January 1, 2019, and no later than February 28, 2019.

E-Waste Grant Application, January 2019 (PDF, 180 KB)

DEC's Household Hazardous Waste Assistance Program will continue to administer the grant application process. Municipalities may receive reimbursement of up to 50 percent of eligible expenses incurred for recycling of e-waste between January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018.