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Grants for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Programs

Please be advised that the NYS Postconsumer Paint Collection Program is in full effect. As of May 1, 2022, paint that is eligible for this program will no longer be eligible for funding under 6 NYCRR Part 369-4. Municipalities should consider participating with PaintCare as a waste paint drop-off site to have these costs covered by PaintCare. Please view the NYS Post Consumer Paint Collection Program page for more information about this program, and PaintCare's website (link leaves DEC website) for more information about PaintCare.

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.

Effective January 1, 2018, all HHW State Assistance applications must be submitted through the NYS Grants Gateway.(Leaves DEC website)

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

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: