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Environment Protection Authority

Environmental Issues

Waste and recycling

Organics Collections

Program snapshot

Category: Organics Infrastructure Fund

Amounts: Total of $27 million; individual grants: up to $1.3 million

Eligible bodies: Local councils

Contact: 1300 361 967 or organics.recycling@epa.nsw.gov.au

Status:   Round 5 is open until 18 May 2017.

Managed by: NSW Environmental Trust

Aims

This eight-year, $27 million program funds new or improved local council household kerbside collection services for food and garden organics, including collection systems for garden only, food waste, or a combination of both.

How to apply

Grants of up to $1.3 million are available for bins, kitchen caddies and education for councils (or groups of councils) to introduce new food and garden waste collection services.

Funding is also available for trials and system roll outs for source separated organics collections in multi-unit dwellings.

More information, the application form and guidelines are available from the NSW Environmental Trust page.

An information session and webinar will be held in Sydney on Thursday, 6 April 2017 from 10.00 am to 11.30 am to. Register your place via Eventbrite.

Past recipients

A total of $16.9 million has been allocated so far to divert more than 100,000 tonnes of food and garden waste from landfill in NSW.

  • Round 1 allocated $6.5 million to 21 councils to provide new organics collection services to their residents. View project summaries on the NSW Environmental Trust page.
  • Round 2 allocated $5.8 million to 10 councils for new organics collection services. View project summaries on the on the NSW Environmental Trust page.
  • Round 3 allocated $3.5 million to 7 councils to provide new organics collection services to their residents. View project summaries on the NSW Environmental Trust page.
  • Round 4 allocated $1.6 million to 4 councils to provide new organics collection services to their residents. View project summaries on the NSW Environmental Trust page.

View the NSW Organics Collections services map (PDF 620KB).

Watch the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council Composting Food and Garden Organics video

More information

Waste and Resource Recovery Branch
Organics Unit
Phone: (02) 9995 6876
Email: organics.recycling@epa.nsw.gov.au

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Page last updated: 28 March 2017