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Environment Protection Authority

Applications open for Round Four of NSW EPA weighbridge grants

Media release: 11 October 2016

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has today opened Round Four of the Weighbridge Fund program to applicants, an opportunity for licensed waste operators across NSW to share in $870,000 in grants.

Grants of up to $75,000 are available in Round Four for licensed waste operators to install weighbridges. More than 30 waste facilities have already been funded to install weighbridges with help from the EPA grants.

These grants cover up to 50 per cent of the total capital cost of purchasing and installing weighbridge infrastructure. The grants, which will be distributed before the end of 2016, are designed to support waste facilities as they work to adhere to NSW regulations that require all waste operators who pay the waste levy to install a weighbridge.

EPA Executive Director Waste and Recovery Steve Beaman said the weighbridge grants were an important measure in ensuring that waste operators were supported under NSW regulatory systems.

“Installation of weighbridges to measure and track waste is central to operators as it enables them to keep track of how much waste they have received in each load and have stored on-site,” Mr Beaman said.

“Weighbridges provide operators with increased recording measures which help keep them accountable, assist in their record keeping, and improve the EPA’s capacity to monitor movements of waste in our state.”

Round Four payments will bring the total NSW Government funding in this program to almost $2.8 million. The Weighbridge Fund is part of the government’s Waste Less Recycle More initiative.

Any waste facility that is in the waste-levy paying area and does not already have a weighbridge is eligible to apply for a grant in Round Four of the Weighbridge Fund program. Landfills that meet the eligibility criteria are also invited to apply for funding.

More information about the grants is available here: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/wastegrants/weighbridge.htm  


Contact: EPA Public Affairs

Page last updated: 11 October 2016