The application period for Calendar Year (CY) 2019 Recycling Performance Grants has opened. There are several changes to the application process that you need to be aware of:

1. All applications must be submitted electronically—NO paper applications (mailed, hand-

delivered, or faxed) will be accepted;

2. Applications are to be submitted through the Department of Community and Economic

Development’s (DCED) Electronic Single Application (ESA) website at www.esa.dced.state.pa.us. If you have any questions about completing the electronic application, please call the DCED Customer Service Center at 1-800-379-7448 (M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm).

3. Instructions for completing the on-line application can be found by using the following link:

https://www.dep.pa.gov/Business/Land/Waste/Recycling/Municipal-Resources/FinancialAssistance/Pages/default.aspx. Also included on that webpage is a Pre-application Document that MUST be completed and uploaded with your submitted grant application through the DCED ESA website. The Pre-application Document includes residential and commercial tonnage summary forms. If you are claiming no residue for some or all of the tonnages listed in your application, you will also need to upload copies of market receipts to justify those claims.

4. The deadline for submitting the CY2019 Recycling Performance Grant application is 3:00pm

December 30, 2020. No applications will be accepted after that date.

If your municipality is not participating in the PA Electronic Payment Program (PEPP), please enroll as soon as possible. It is important to be enrolled in this program so grant payments are not delayed. Please make sure the bank section of the form is completed before submitting. If you have any questions about completing the form, contact Commonwealth of PA, Data Management Unit at 717-346-2676 or 877-435-7363 (toll-free). Email the completed form to


Thank you for your efforts in recycling last year. We look forward to receiving your application. Please be aware that under the current situation, there may be a delay in responding to your inquiries but we are dedicated to providing assistance as soon as possible.


Todd Pejack

 902 Grant Round - CLOSED. -  Application deadline: March 20, 2020 - Application deadline has been extended to May 22, 2020

Link to announcement: http://www.pacodeandbulletin.gov/Display/pabull?file=/secure/pabulletin/data/vol49/49-50/1859.html

The deadline for all applications is March 20, 2020. Here is the updated link to the new 902 grant application and instructions:


There are eligibility requirements for the 902 grant. If you have not applied in the last 4 years or if you have changed your ordinances recently then please send Berit Case [bcase@pa.gov] your waste, recycling and burning ordinances for review as soon as possible.

A pre-application meeting is required. Each municipality should call me or their to set up a meeting. The last date for a meeting will be March 13th. No meetings will be scheduled after that…no exceptions. For the pre-application meeting, each municipality should have:

1) The application mostly completed.

2) Examples of your recycling education to residents and businesses.

2019 ANNUAL RECYCLING REPORT FORMS-ALL FORMS are due Friday, March 6, 2020.  Not all three forms will be needed for each municipality that recycles.  These forms each have the Luzerne County logo and will be the only forms that will be accepted this year.

2019 Annual Municipal Report Form-for municipalities to complete ONLY.  Every town in Luzerne County must complete this form, even if you don’t recycle, please complete the contact information section and return to the office so that our files may be current.

2019 Luzerne County Commercial-Municipal-Institutional Form-for all businesses whom recycle and are requested to complete this form.  Municipalities may request this information for tonnage for their ANNUAL MUNICIPAL REPORT FORM as well.

2019 fm Transporter Report Form-for HAULERS that collect recycling for a town. One form per municipality, please.