Innovation in priority problem wastes management

Program is currently closed to applications.

Aim of the program

The Innovation in Priority Problem Wastes Management Program is a three-year grant program 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.

Through two funding rounds a total of $8,854,697 was allocated to 38 projects*.

* Some successful projects may have resolved to decline the grant offer or withdrew their project.

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 .

Round 2

In this round the program 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

Grants awarded

In Round 2, the Environmental Trust awarded funding to:

  • Stream 1: three projects totalling $1,503,969
  • Stream 2: three projects totalling $457,700

The list of successful projects and project summaries is avavailable on the 2016 projects summaries page.

In Round 1, the Environmental Trust awarded funding to:

  • Stream 1: 13 projects totalling $6,404,468
  • Stream 2: seven projects totalling $488,560

The list of successful projects and project summaries is avavailable on the 2015 projects summaries page.

Example Stream 1 application forms

The program is closed to applications. The forms and guidelines below are for information purposes only.

StageOpening dateClosing dateForms

Application

Closed

Closed

Guidelines for Applicants

(PDF 245KB)

     

Project Plan Definitions

(PDF 175KB)

 

Project Plan Form

(DOC 236KB)

 

Application Budget

(XLS 46KB)

 

Application Form

(PDF 607KB)

 

Financial Analysis Form

(XLSX 109KB)

 

Cost Benefit Analysis Form

(XLSX 225KB)

 

Business Case Advisory Application

(DOC 255KB)

 

Energy from Waste Compliance

(PDF 353KB)

Example Stream 2 application forms

The program is closed to applications. The forms and guidelines below are for information purposes only.

StageOpening dateClosing dateForms

Application

Closed

Closed

Guidelines for Applicants

(PDF 245KB)

     

Project Plan Definitions

(PDF 175KB)

 

Project Plan Form

(DOC 236KB)

 

Application Budget

(XLS 119KB)

 

Application Form

(PDF 385KB)

Energy from Waste Compliance

(PDF 353KB)

 

Further information

Application or guidelines related issues or questions, please contact the Environmental Trust:

Phone: (02) 8837 6093; or
Email: waste.recycling@environmentaltrust.nsw.gov.au

For general program related issues or questions, please contact the EPA:
Email: wastestrategy.innovation@epa.nsw.gov.au

This program is being delivered through a partnership between the EPA and the NSW Environmental Trust. Additional information can be found on the EPA website.

Page last updated: 08 December 2016