To provide efficiencies and streamline the grant application process, by the year 2020 the Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive grant term will begin on January 1 and end on December 31. With this change, both the Litter Reduction and Recycling grant program and the Waste Reduction & Recycling Incentive grant program will be on a calendar year.

To make the transition, 2019 Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive grant applications will be accepted between January 2 and February 13, 2019. For those applications awarded a grant, the grant term will be for a six-month period from July 1 through December 31, 2019.