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Grants for Recycling Capital Projects

Municipal Waste Reduction and Recycling Program (MWR&R)

DEC is authorized to provide State assistance for projects that enhance municipal recycling infrastructure through

  • construction materials recycling facilities
  • construction of composting facilities
  • purchasing of recyclables processing equipment
  • purchasing of recycling containers, and
  • purchasing of new recyclables collection vehicles

Proposals for projects are accepted on an ongoing first-come-first-served basis.

Effective November 4, 2017, ALL applications must be submitted using the NYS Grants Gateway (Note: This link leaves the DEC website).

The current Grant Opportunity is open from July 1, 2021 - May 1, 2025.

Grant Opportunity Name: Municipal Waste Reduction and Recycling Program

Grant Opportunity ID: DEC01-MWRR-2021

Please be advised that the anticipated award date, March 5, 2022, listed in the Grants Gateway is incorrect. Awards will be issued upon availability of funding.

Guidance for the Grants Gateway

Videos for Grant Applications (Link leaves DEC website)

Grantee Documents (Link leaves DEC website)

Live Webinars (Link leaves DEC website)

Grants Gateway Help Desk

Primary Help Desk:

For assistance with registration, prequalification, applications, contracts, payments, etc.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Phone: (518) 474-5595


After Hours Support:

For assistance with account lockouts, lost user IDs, or basic information.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Phone: (800) 820-1890


Policy/Registration Questions:


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