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The New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released a timetable for the next four years of Waste Less, Recycle More grants.    Waste Less, Recycle More Grants are aimed at stimulating new investment to transform waste and recycling in NSW.  The grants assist Local Councils to recycle more and reduce dumping and littering in their local government areas.

The Grants program is designed to modernise the waste sector in NSW, including for local councils to improve the delivery of waste services to the community and to ensure a clean environment.

Local Councils are encouraged to participate in reducing waste and litter whilst increasing recycling.

A full timetable of the grants is available on the EPA Website.

Funding

Funding for the next four years is $337 million including $30 million for litter reduction grants, $4 million of that is specifically for Council litter grants and $70 million is for Council’s waste and resource recovery projects.

Waste Less, Recycle More


The Waste Less Recycle More programs will:

  • encourage local communities to think differently about waste avoidance, recycling, littering and illegal dumping;
  • deliver conveniently located, value for money waste infrastructure; and
  • drive innovative regulatory approaches.

Local Government, Organics Collection Grants

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

Grants are available for organics collection for bins, kitchen caddies and education programs for local councils or groups of local councils to introduce new food and garden waste collection services.  Grants are also available for trials and system roll outs for source separated organics collections at multi-unit dwellings.

Takeaways

There are significant funding opportunities for Local Councils to take advantage of to transform waste and recycling in their areas.  Further information can be found on the EPA Website.

 

Contact our expert team of local council lawyers in Parramatta on 1800 300 308 or info@matthewsfolbigg.com.au