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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: October 17, 2011
CONTACT: Dean Robinson, (603) 271-2047

Municipal Household Hazardous Waste Collection Grant – Request For Applications

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) is currently accepting Household Hazardous Waste Collection grant applications for fiscal year 2013, which is July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. The grant application deadline is February 1, 2012.

The Household Hazardous Waste Program hopes to reach as many residents as possible through their municipalities to reduce the health and environmental risks posed by household wastes and unwanted chemical products. Funding in the amount of $200,000 was approved for the fiscal year 2013 budget and will be available for municipalities to collect, transport, and dispose of household hazardous waste. Cities, towns, solid waste management districts and planning commissions are all eligible to apply. The grant will cover up to 50 percent of the cost of the project (based on total population.) A matching contribution of at least 50 percent is required. Funds will be disbursed as reimbursement for expenses incurred.

A copy of the Grant Application and its corresponding Cover Letter can be downloaded from the DES website at http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/p2au/pps/hhwp/index.htm. Applications can also be received via e-mail by sending a request to hhw@des.nh.gov or in writing to: New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, Attention HHW Coordinator, 29 Hazen Drive, PO Box 95, Concord, NH 03302-0095.

Any questions or concerns may be directed to the Household Hazardous Waste Program at (603) 271-2047.

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