Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Program

CalRecycle provides the Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup and Abatement Grant Program to help clean up and prevent illegal dumping on farm or ranch property. California Code of Regulations (CCR), Section 17991(d).

Four application cycles are available each fiscal year, subject to available funds. CalRecycle offers this Program (Section 48100 of the Public Resources Code (PRC)).


Eligible applicants include:

  • Cities
  • Counties
  • Resource Conservation Districts
  • Federally recognized Native American Tribes [as defined in PRC Section 48100(d)(1)].


  • $1,000,000 available for each fiscal year.
  • Up to $200,000 is the maximum available per applicant per fiscal year (FY).
  • $50,000 is the maximum available per cleanup site.

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Sites must be located on ‘Farm and Ranch’ property, defined as range or agricultural land used for activities such as, but not limited to, commercial livestock/crop production (various).

The site does not need to have active sales or production but must be appropriately zoned or otherwise authorized for agricultural activities. Appurtenant easements or right-of-ways such as, but not limited to, public roads and utilities.

Eligible Costs

  • Administration
  • Disposal/recycle costs
  • Equipment
  • Materials
  • Site security measures
  • Personnel time


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Current Grant Cycle

Application materials for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024-25 were due July 9, 2024.

Upcoming Grant Cycle

FR84 Cycle


How to Apply

Watch for the Notice of Funds Available (NOFA) on either of these two web pages:

Online Applications

CalRecycle grant applications are submitted online through the CalRecycle Grants Management System (GMS).