2020 Household Hazardous Waste State Assistance Program

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 01/02/2020 - 18:02
Applications Due (Date / Time)
February 28, 2020 / 03:00 PM ET
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) provides State funding to reimburse up to 50% of the costs of municipal household hazardous waste (HHW) collection programs.

A municipality may submit only one application to the DEC for state assistance toward the cost of an eligible HHW collection project for each calendar year.

Applications will be accepted by the DEC during the months of January and February of each calendar year for the previous calendar year operating period.

Household hazardous wastes are materials found in household waste that would be regulated as hazardous waste if they were generated outside of a household at a business or industry. Examples of HHW include pesticides, automotive fluids, home hobby chemicals, and compact fluorescent bulbs.

A HHW collection day is an event where HHW is received from residents, properly packaged, and shipped to appropriate management facilities. A collection day sponsor-municipality must submit a detailed plan to the appropriate DEC regional office at least 60 days before a collection event takes place and must receive DEC’s written approval prior to the HHW collection.

Permitted HHW collection and storage facilities (often referred to as permanent HHW facilities) can receive HHW from residents on a regular basis. These facilities must receive a permit from the DEC before construction or operation may begin.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this opportunity, please go to the top of this page and login to the Grants Gateway Login and search "Available Opportunities" and look for the grant opportunity name listed above. If you are already logged in, click on “Apply for Grant Opportunity.”

PLEASE NOTE: The ‘Grantee’ role may Initiate and Save changes to the application only. The user logged in as a ‘Grantee Contract Signatory’ or a ‘Grantee System Administrator’ role can perform all the tasks of Grantee role and can submit the application to the State. When the application is ready for submission, click the ‘Status Changes’ tab, then click the ‘Apply Status’ button under “APPLICATION SUBMITTED” before the due date and time.

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