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Household Hazardous Waste State Assistance Program

HHW application package cover page

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
1995/1996 40 $1.95 million
1996/1997 35 $1.63 million
1997/1998 41 $1.58 million
1998/1999 35 $1.73 million
1999/2000 46 $1.65 million
2000/2001 44 $2.78 million
2001-2003 77 $6.05 million
2003/2004 16 $1.77 million
2004/2005 33 $2.31 million
2005/2006 21 $2.36 million

In summary, DEC's HHW State Assistance Program has awarded 388 contracts valued at $23.81 million.