Grants to California local conservation companies for recycling services and litter reduction projects. Funding is intended for a broad range of projects that involve the collection, removal, and disposal of waste materials. Funds are to be awarded equally among 14 corporations to manage the disposal of beverage containers, used oil, covered electronic waste, and waste tires.
Funding is available for a wide range of projects within the following categories:
Collection, sorting, storing, clean-up, and transfer of E-waste
E-waste recycling (if permitted)
Communication and coordination with partners, local or state government or businesses regarding E-waste events and services
Organization, facilitation, and management of collection events
Outreach and education to the public about E-waste, events, etc.
Internships with E-waste businesses
Collection, clean-up, hauling, and disposal of waste tires
Communication and coordination with local and state government agencies related to remediation of waste tires at amnesty events and on public lands
Outreach and education to the public about waste tire issues and collection events
Internships with tire businesses
Certified Collection Center (CCC) signage reviews
Establishment and operation of a CCC
Labor for filter exchange events, filter crushing and draining
Purchase and distribution of Do-It-Yourself used oil kits, bilge pads, or other used oil remediation and management materials as approved by CalRecycle
Outreach and education to the public about used oil (storm drain stenciling, dock walking, and distribution of Do-It-Yourself kits)
Communication and coordination with state and local government and businesses related to used oil events and services
Internships with used oil recycling businesses
Collection, clean-up, sorting, storage, and transfer of beverage containers
Communication and coordination with local and state government agencies, businesses, schools, multi-family complexes, and large venues to implement recycling programs and services
Operation of a recycling center
Outreach and education to the public about beverage container recycling at events
Internships with beverage container recycling businesses.
Local Conservation Corps (LCC) that are designated by a county to perform litter abatement, recycling and related activities and are certified by the California Conservation Corps (CCC) as having operated for a minimum of two years and as meeting all other criteria of Public Resources Code section 14507.5 (a).
All Local Conservation Corps certified by the California Conservation Corps in the fiscal year (FY) 2020-21 certification report. Certification does not guarantee an award. Applicants must be in good fiscal standing with CalRecycle.
April 6, 2023: Application Due Date
- Applicants must submit applications in GMS by 11:59 p.m. on this date.
- Customer service will be available until 4:00 p.m. on this date.
May 2023 (tentative): Grants Awarded
- CalRecycle considers funding recommendations, and if approved, conditionally awards grants during this month.
July 1, 2023—June 30, 2025: Grant Term
The application is available in CalRecycle’s web-based Grants Management System (GMS). Access to GMS is secure; therefore, you must have a CalRecycle WebPass to log in to the system. Those who have not previously obtained a CalRecycle WebPass can create an account at the CalRecycle WebPass page (https://secure.calrecycle.ca.gov/WebPass/).
- Newly certified corps or corps seeking to re-enter the program after one or more cycles of non-participation receive a reduced base allocation of $600,000 the first year, $700,000 the second year and $800,000 the third year.
- Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Account ($8,000,000); California Tire Recycling Management Fund ($5,000,000); California Used Oil Recycling Fund ($2,000,000); California Beverage Container Recycling Fund ($12,891,970).