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Solid Waste & Recycling Newsletter

DEC Now Accepting Online Applications for Recycling Education, Coordination, Promotion, and Planning Grants

DEC administers funding to support municipal waste reduction and recycling (MWRR) efforts in New York State.

Under revised regulations (6 NYCRR Subpart 369-3), approximately $4.5 million will be available in 2019 for new grants to assist local governments to pay for recycling education, coordination, promotion and planning (RECPP). RECPP funding will reimburse up to 50 percent of eligible "soft costs" of recycling and waste prevention.

Eligible projects include:

  • Costs of salary for a municipal recycling coordinator
  • Publications
  • Education and outreach tools
  • Recycling advertising
  • Recycling websites
  • Promotional items

DEC will be accepting applications during the months of August, September, and October 2019 for projects to be completed during January - December 2020. Applications will be approved for funding November and December of 2019.

Submit your application no later than 3 p.m. October 31, 2019 through the New York State Grants Gateway.

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