California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Solid Waste Cleanup Grants and Loans Program

Illegal Disposal Site Abatement Grant Program

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

Next Cycle

Application materials for fiscal year (FY) 2018-19 will tentatively be available summer 2018. 

Current Cycle

Due dates for fiscal year (FY) 2017–18: August 2, 2017, November 2, 2017, and February 6, 2018.

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.

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Last updated: September 12, 2017
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Contact: (916) 341-5062