New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
02/28/19 3:00 PM ET
Grants to New York municipalities to provide residents with safe alternatives for the disposal or recycling of household hazardous waste and electronic waste. Funding is available to reimburse hazardous waste collection program operations and events, outreach activities, and waste facilities construction. Additional funding is designated for computer and electronic recycling.
Household hazardous waste (HHW) are materials found in residential wastes that would be regulated as hazardous waste if they were generated outside of a household at a business or industry. Examples of HHW include, but are not limited to, oil-based paints, 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. Collection days are most often sponsored by a municipality, which hires a contractor to collect, separate and manage the waste received from residents.
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. “Mobile HHW facilities” can also be included as a component of a permitted HHW collection and storage facility’s permit to collect HHW at different locations throughout a municipality and consolidate it at the permitted facility for processing, packaging and shipping.
The purpose of the E-Waste funding is to partially defray unexpected costs paid to an e-waste recycling firm (recycler) for covered e-waste recycling. Eligible expenses are incurred for collection/recycling of covered e-wastes sent to an electronic waste recycler as defined in Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Article 27, Title 26. Eligible items include computers, computer peripherals, televisions, small scale servers, and small electronic equipment, as defined by NYS's Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act (ECL Article 27, Title 26).
Eligible Activities: Collection events, pickup of abandoned e-wastes, managing or paying for the management of e-waste on behalf of one or more municipalities, or by being a registered collection site/consolidation facility.
GrantWatch ID#: 181880
Household Waste: $10,000 - $2,000,000. The total amount of available funding is dependent on the annual appropriation from the NYS legislature; funding in recent years has been $7-$14 mil.
For E-Waste: Approximately $900,000 of the original $3 million remains available for this funding period.
Anticipated Initial Contract Length: 1 year
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For grants questions, call Michael Dauphinais and Dawn Mirabile at (518) 402-8678 : EWaste@dec.ny.gov.
For e-waste questions, call Mark Moroukian and MaryAnn Schelde at (518) 402-8706: RecyclingGrants@dec.ny.gov.
Mail completed E-Waste applications to:
E-waste Assistance Grants, NYSDEC,
Division of Materials Management
625 Broadway, 9th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-7253.
P: (518) 402-8678
F: (518) 402-9024
USA: New York City; New York