The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a program to provide opportunities for the local governments in implementing safe Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) programs for collection, public education, source reduction, reuse, and/or recycling of HHW.
This competitive grant offering is designed to fund construction projects that establish new or expand existing HHW programs in California. HHW construction projects do not qualify for CalRecycle grant funding unless they are past the design phase of the project and are prepared for construction (shovel ready). Applicants must have completed proper site analysis, conceptual design and most of the local approval processes. The permitting, licensing and siting approval process must be well underway. Applicants must provide documentation by providing a completed General Checklist of Business Permits, Licenses and Filings form (CalRecycle 669). The applicant must convincingly indicate that they are beyond the planning phase of the construction project and can successfully complete the HHW construction project before the Grant Term ends (date of Notice to Proceed email to September 30, 2026).
Grant applications must indicate one of the following types of projects:
(1) Construction of a new Permanent HHW Collection Facility or Recycle-Only HHW Collection Facility; or (2) A construction project that expands/upgrades an existing Permanent HHW Collection Facility or Recycle-Only Collection Facility.
A Resolution is required by the secondary due date.
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
The grants are available to:
Local governments (cities, counties, and city and counties) that have direct responsibility for HHW management. Regional or local sanitation agencies and waste agencies, having direct responsibility for HHW management. Joint Powers Authorities (JPA) having direct responsibility for HHW management. Qualifying Indian Tribes with direct responsibility for HHW management.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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