NYSDEC Grants for Municipal Landfill Closure Projects

NYSDEC provides funds to municipalities for the closure of eligible municipal landfills. These projects may also include in assisting municipalities with municipal solid waste landfill gas management systems.

Eligible Recipients:
Municipalities with inactive solid waste landfills or landfills that will be inactive within 18 months of application that have eligible closure costs incurred after April 1, 1993.

  • Counties, Cities, Towns or Villages
  • Local Public Authorities
  • Local Public Benefit Corporations (organizations established by State Law)
  • School Districts, Supervisory Districts & Improvement Districts
  • Native American Tribes or Nations residing in New York State

The municipal applicant must own an inactive (or soon to be inactive) solid waste landfill in New York State.

Eligible Projects:

Eligible projects include landfill closure costs if the landfill closure project meets the following requirements:
(a) the landfill is municipally-owned and the municipality is liable for all closure and post closure activities;
(b) the landfill ceased receiving waste no later than April 9, 1997;
(c) the municipal landfill closure project complies with applicable landfill closure requirements as set forth in Part 363 of this Title;
(d) the municipality waives any right to assistance under section 27 1313 of the ECL; and
(e) the landfill closure site is not classified as a classification 1 or classification 2 site in the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites.

Funding Source:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Funding Amount:
Funding is provided on a 50% reimbursement rate for eligible costs.


Application Materials for Municipal Landfill Closure Grants may be obtained by contacting DEC by e-mail or at 518-402-8678.

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