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Environment Protection Authority

$4.7 million in grants now available to increase recycling

Media release: 15 December 2016

Grants to help councils, industry and business increase their recycling capacity and efficiency are now open for application as part of the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) Waste Less Recycle More program.

The grants, aimed at recycling facilities, are being delivered through a partnership between the EPA and the NSW Environmental Trust.

EPA Executive Director of Waste and Resource Recovery Steve Beaman said the grants will help to improve licensed waste management and recycling facilities across NSW.

“In this fourth round of funding we are particularly looking for projects that will increase recycling of construction and demolition waste, including bricks, concrete, soils and natural aggregates, Mr Beaman said.

“This is an increasing waste stream in our communities so developing processes that will ensure the recovery of clean reusable materials from this product is important.

“Supporting initiatives that improve and expand recycling capabilities is fundamental to achieving the NSW Government’s target to divert 75 per cent of all waste from landfill by 2021.

“This Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement grants program has already delivered more than $13 million in grants since 2014 to divert an expected 174,000 tonnes of waste per year.”

NSW Environmental Trust Director Grants Peter Dixon said “We are pleased to offer this new round of funding to support waste organisations to divert waste from NSW landfills. 

“Projects funded in the first three rounds are progressing well and we encourage all eligible organisations to apply in this round.”

Waste Less Recycle More is a nine year $802 million waste grants initiative designed to transform waste management and recycling in NSW.

More information about Waste Less, Recycle More and how to apply for a Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement grant is available here: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/wastegrants/facility-expansion.htm.

Applications close on 9th February 2017.

Contact: Public Affairs

Page last updated: 15 December 2016