Local government entities, including LEAs, have responsibility for ensuring the correct operation and closure of solid waste and tire facilities, as well as the cleanup of illegal solid waste sites or tire piles. They also have responsibilities for guaranteeing the proper storage and transportation of solid wastes and tires.
Use the list below to access more detailed information about grant and loan programs currently available to local government to assist in the cleanup of waste disposal locations, and to LEAs to assist in their solid waste facility permit and inspection programs.
Enforcement Agency Grants
- Local Enforcement Agency Grant Program: Provides grant funds, based on population and solid waste facilities, to LEAs to assist in their solid waste facilities permit and inspection programs.
- Waste Tire Enforcement Grant Program: Provides funding to solid waste LEAs and city and county agencies in California for waste tire enforcement activities.
Cleanup Grants and Loans
- Farm and Ranch Solid Waste Cleanup Abatement and Grant Program: Allows cities, counties, Resource Conservation Districts and Native American tribes to seek financial assistance for the cleanup of illegal solid waste sites on farm or ranch property.
- Solid Waste Disposal and Codisposal Site Cleanup Program: This program allows CalRecycle to expend funds directly for cleanup or emergency actions, provide loans to responsible parties who demonstrate the ability to repay state funds, or provide matching grants to local governments to assist in remediation of environmental problems at landfills.
- Local Government Waste Tire Cleanup and Amnesty Event Grants: Provides funding to local governments for the cost of clean-up, abatement, or other remedial actions related to the disposal of waste tires collected at cleanup projects and amnesty events.
Past Grant and Loan Programs
- Landfill Closure Loan Program (LCLP): Provided zero interest loans to operators of unlined, older-technology landfills to facilitate early closure of their facilities. No funding for the LCLP was budgeted for fiscal year 2011/12. Furthermore, via statue, LCLP sunsets as of July 1, 2012.
- Liquefied Natural Gas from Landfill Gas Demonstration Grant: This competitive grant provided funding for implementation of a landfill gas to liquefied natural gas commercial-scale demonstration project at a permitted solid waste landfill in California. There is currently no funding available or planned for solicitation.