Grants to encourage a cooperative, regional approach to household and small business hazardous waste management by enabling a local hazardous waste collection center to receive a financial incentive for hosting a collection event program in a neighboring county that is currently unable to establish a permanent collection center, but desires a local hazardous waste collection. The grant may reimburse up to 75% of the neighboring county’s collection event costs. The maximum amount for the cooperative collection center arrangement is $35,000, with a maximum collection event(s) reimbursement of $25,000, and a limit of $10,000 for the host government. The host local government may receive up to $10,000 per cooperative collection center arrangement in addition to its maximum local hazardous waste collection center grant. Applications are accepted preferably before June 1.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.