Household Hazardous Waste Grants

CalRecycle’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Grant Program helps local governments implement safe HHW programs, which may include:

  • Public education
  • Source reduction
  • Reuse
  • Recycling
  • Load check
  • Collection components


These grants are available to:

  • Local governments for cities, counties, and city and counties with direct responsibility for HHW management.
  • Regional or local sanitation or waste agencies with direct responsibility for HHW management.
  • Joint Powers Authorities (JPA) if the JPA agreement includes solid or hazardous waste management responsibilities.
  • Qualifying Tribal Entities, meaning an Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community residing within the borders of California with direct responsibility for HHW management, which:
    • Is recognized for special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of the status of its members as Indians; or
    • Can show it is a government entity and meets the criteria of the grant program.

Eligible Costs

Grant awards are for costs to implement or expand household hazardous waste collection programs.

For detailed information about eligible and ineligible costs, refer to the Procedures and Requirements document.


$1.5 million is allocated annually, subject to the availability of funds.

For general information, contact

Current HHW recipients should reach out to their specific Grant Manager.

Current Grant Cycle

No open applications at this time. 

Upcoming Grant Cycles

No upcoming grant cycles at this time.

Awarded Grant Cycles

How to Apply

Online Applications

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

For general information about grants, contact

Current HHW recipients should reach out to their specific Program Advisor.
Visit the Household Hazardous Waste Assignments by County.

For more information contact: Used Oil & Household Hazardous Waste,