Widespread illegal dumping of solid waste adversely impacts Californians in many ways. Properties on which illegal dumping occurs lose economic value; create public health and safety and environmental problems; and degrade the enjoyment and pride in the affected communities. Abandoned, idled, or underutilized properties due to unauthorized dumping impact what were once the sources of economic benefits to a community. Many such properties have been abandoned or have owners who are unable or unwilling to pay the costs of cleanup. This program provides financial assistance in the form of reimbursement grants up to $500,000 to help public entities accelerate the pace of cleanup, restore sites, and turn today's problems into tomorrow's opportunities.

Cycle Specific Information

Current Cycle

The due dates for fiscal year (FY) 2020-21 were October 28, 2020 and February 17, 2021.

Next Cycle

The application documents for fiscal year (FY) 2021-22 are tentatively scheduled to be released in August of 2021.

Awarded Cycles

Note: "SWC" followed by a number is the cycle code for the Solid Waste Cleanup Grant Programs.

Award information for past cycles is available by using Grant Reports to search the CalRecycle grant database.