Recycling Innovation grants program

The Recycling Innovation grants program (formerly Innovation in Priority Problem Waste Management) is currently closed for applications.

Purpose

The Recycling Innovation grants program is aimed at innovative projects that will:

  • provide new recycling infrastructure solutions
  • establish (or expand) recycled material markets through research and development
  • improve and introduce new approaches and technologies to increase the efficiency of recycling facilities for the wastes listed in the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) priority problem wastes list.

The program is currently focused on the following priority problem wastes:

  • plastic film and other plastics
  • copper chrome arsenic (CCA) timber and other treated timbers
  • tyres and rubber
  • nappies and incontinence pads
  • electronic waste (e-waste)
  • shredder floc.

However, any strong and compelling proposals for other wastes would also be considered, such as:

  • materials that lack established recycled material markets in NSW
  • residue wastes generated from recycling processes
  • contaminants that if removed could increase the recovery of a waste stream
  • high-toxicity, low-volume waste streams that pose significant risk of harm to the environment and human health.

This program is being delivered through a partnership between the Trust and EPA under the Waste Less, Recycle More's Recycling and Innovation Fund. Additional information on this program can be found on the EPA website .

Funding

Funding was available covering up to 50% of the costs of the project:

  • Stream 1:  $100,000 and $1 million: Covering up to 50% of the capital costs of the project (up to 1:1 matched funding).
  • Stream 2:  $20,000 and $200,000 Covering up to 50% of the costs of the project (up to 1:1 matched funding).

Who can apply?

All applicants must be legally constituted entities and be organisations not individuals or sole traders. Preference will be given to projects that involve partnerships between industry and tertiary/research organisations and incorporate research, development and investment in technology or infrastructure with demonstrated commercial application.

Past recipients

Round 2 successful projects and project summaries are avavailable on the 2016 projects summaries page.

  • Stream 1 allocated $1,503,969 to 3 projects
  • Stream 2 allocated $457,700 to 3 projects

Round 1 successful projects and project summaries are avavailable on the 2015 projects summaries page.

  • Stream 1 allocated $6,404,468 to 13 projects
  • Stream 2 allocated $488,560 to 7 projects

Example Stream 2 guidelines and application forms

Reporting requirements

The reporting templates for Stream 1 and Stream 2 grantees are provided below (a quick link is also available on the right-hand column of the main page). Grantees should refer to their Letter/Deed of Agreement for documents and evidence to be submitted in addition to the documents below.

FormPurpose
Stream 1 - Project Measures Captures projected and achieved quantitative data for your project. The same report should be built on and submitted for each milestone.
Stream 2 - Project Measures Captures projected and achieved quantitative data for your project. The same report should be built on and submitted for each milestone.
Milestone Report Communicates your project’s progress and achievements as set agreed milestones during the project.
Final Report Communicates your project’s final achievements on project completion.
Stream 1 Statement of Expenditure A statement of expenditure is required with each milestone and final report.
Stream 2 Statement of Expenditure A statement of expenditure is required with each milestone and final report.

More information

Page last updated: 12 December 2017