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Environment Protection Authority

Environmental Issues

Waste and recycling

Reducing illegal dumping on NSW Charitable Recyclers

Program snapshot

Category: Illegal dumping grants


Total grant funding pool of $50,000, individual grants to the value of $7000

Eligible bodies:

Registered NSW Charitable Recycler Organisations


Status: Closed. Sticker signage still available (see below)

Managed by: NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)


The Reducing Illegal Dumping on NSW Charitable Recyclers (RIDCR) program is funded under the NSW EPA's Waste Less Recycle More initiative and addresses action 21 of the NSW Illegal Dumping Strategy 2014-2016: fund an annual program for local communities, charitable organisations and volunteer groups to help them prevent illegal dumping.

The RIDCR programs aims to prevent illegal dumping around donation bins and shopfronts by providing illegal dumping prevention infrastructure to successful RIDCR applications.

The RIDCR program funds numerous illegal dumping prevention infrastructure such as:

  • surveillance cameras
  • lighting
  • gates and fencing
  • education programs.

Sticker signage is available to help NSW Charitable Recyclers reduce illegal dumping:

RIDCR bin sticker
1. If it's in the bin, it's good to go
RIDCR bin sticker
5. Too big to fit?
RIDCR bin sticker
2. Fits in the bin? Great stuff
RIDCR bin sticker
6. If we are closed, please come back
RIDCR bin sticker
3. It's illegal to leave stuff on the street
RIDCR bin sticker
7. It's full? Please come back later
RIDCR bin sticker
4. It costs us to clear the stuff left outside
Page last updated: 18 August 2016