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Waste Management

Grants, Funding, Programs

Across the state, there are many organizations with available funding and technical support to help aid your sustainability initiatives. Below you will find a collection of the current available funding and support programs. Please use the eligibility key to find out which programs apply to your business. Note that funding marked with the CFA icon is eligible to apply to through the Consolidated Funding Application Learn More.

Environmental Investment Program (EIP)
The Environmental Investment Program (EIP) is a financial assistance program to help businesses capture the economic benefits associated with pollution prevention, waste reduction, re-use and recycling. The program provides capital, technical assistance, and research and development awards that expand the ability to recycle solid and industrial waste into higher value products, or reduce pollution and waste at the point of generation.

 Due Date: Continuous

WasteWise Program: EPA  
Wastewise helps organizations and businesses apply sustainable materials management practices to reduce municipal and select industrial wastes. Organizations can join WasteWise as a partner, endorser, or both. Partners demonstrate how they reduce waste, practice environmental stewardship, and incorporate sustainable materials management into their waste-handling processes. Endorsers promote enrollment in WasteWise as part of a comprehensive approach to help their stakeholders realize the economic benefits to reducing waste. Launched in 1994, WasteWise has become a mainstay in environmental stewardship and continues to evolve to address tomorrow’s environmental needs.

  

Fee-Based Chemical Waste Management Programs
The Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) program assists qualified small businesses, not-for-profits, churches, etc. in the proper disposal of hazardous waste for a fee. Since 1995, the CESQG program has handled almost 1,000 appointments to accept waste from these entities in Monroe and surrounding counties.

Location: Monroe County

 

Food Recovery Challenge: EPA
How much of your food and money are you literally throwing away? The Food Recovery Challenge asks participants to reduce as much of their food waste as possible – saving money, helping communities, and protecting the environment. The Challenge is part of the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Program, which seeks to reduce the environmental impact of materials through their entire life cycle, including how they are extracted, manufactured, distributed, used, reused, recycled, and disposed. Do the challenge and improve your bottom line through cost savings from improved purchasing and preparation practices and reduced waste disposal fees and get recognized for your achievements. The challenge provides access free technical assistance for your baseline assessment and food recovery activities.

 

SMM Electronic Challenge: EPA
How much of your food and money are you literally throwing away? The Food Recovery Challenge asks participants to reduce as much of their food waste as possible – saving money, helping communities, and protecting the environment. The Challenge is part of the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Program, which seeks to reduce the environmental impact of materials through their entire life cycle, including how they are extracted, manufactured, distributed, used, reused, recycled, and disposed. Do the challenge and improve your bottom line through cost savings from improved purchasing and preparation practices and reduced waste disposal fees and get recognized for your achievements. The challenge provides access free technical assistance for your baseline assessment and food recovery activities.

 

Industrial Finance Program
The Industrial Finance Program (IFP) assists clients in managing their wastes, control pollution, building and improving drinking water, waste water and solid waste facilities, and complying with environmental regulations. IFP low-cost loans are financed through proceeds of special obligation revenue bonds issued by Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) and are backed by the credit of the borrower. Through IFP, EFC has loaned over $740 million to New York businesses for projects that manage waste, control pollution, and build drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities to help clients comply with environmental regulations.