Environmental Assistance

Businesses can reduce costs and boost competitiveness through sustainable environmental practices.   Empire State Development (ESD) offers a broad spectrum of financial and technical assistance to help New York State firms capture the economic benefits of clean manufacturing, recycling and the development of new green products, process technologies and construction practices.


Financial Assistance Programs

Brownfield Cleanup Program: supports projects that cleanup and redevelop brownfield sites.

Environmental Investment Program (EIP): supports projects that achieve pollution prevention and recycling results.

Scrap Tire Market Development Program: supports projects that create value-added uses for waste tires. This program follows the guidelines and parameters set forth under EIP.


Permitting and Compliance Assistance
Small Business Environmental Ombudsman (SBEO): confidential compliance assistance.


Technical Assistance, Market Information and Technology Transfer

Pollution Prevention, Recycling & Environmental Sustainability

  • technical assistance from staff specialists
  • learn from successful EIP Pollution Prevention and Recycling projects


Secondary Market Information Portal  

  • New York State Recycling Markets Database
  • Materials and Waste Management
  • Organics
  • Purchasing and Selling Recycled Materials
  • Secondary Markets


Contact Information
For more information, contact ESD' s Environmental Services Unit via email or call us at (518) 292-5340.