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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).

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

Email: grantsgateway@its.ny.gov

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

Email: helpdesk@agatesoftware.com

Policy/Registration Questions:

Email: grantsreform@budget.ny.gov


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