Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small)

Stream 2: Business Organics Recycling

This program is currently closed to applications.


With the extension of Waste Less Recycle More until 2020-21, the Organics Infrastructure (large and small) grants program has now become a 9-year program worth $55.67 million. It will continue to provide funding for infrastructure and equipment to reduce food and garden organic waste going to landfill, and to increase organics processing capacity to meet proposed new recycling targets of 75%  by 2021. This program is being delivered through a partnership between the NSW Environmental Trust and EPA under the Waste Less, Recycle More Organics Infrastructure fund. Additional information can be found on the EPA website.

Business Organics Recycling supports on-site processing or pre-processing of organics, or implementing on-site organics management measures, and are by organisations whose core business activity is not organics recycling.


Grants of between $75,000 and $500,000 are available, covering up to 50% of the capital costs relating to the infrastructure and equipment for on-site processing or pre-processing organics wastes.

Not-for-profit and government institutions may seek up to 90% of funding however, grant size must be a minimum of $135,000.

Who can apply?

Organisations eligible to apply include:

  • Businesses/private industry
  • Local government
  • Not-for-profit organisation
  • Universities, prisons, TAFEs and other government institutions.

Refer to the application guidelines for more information.


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

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.
Statement of Expenditure A statement of expenditure is required with each milestone and final report.

Past recipients

  • Round 4 allocated $850,904 to 3 projects
  • Round 3 allocated $510,289 to 6 projects
  • Round 2 allocated $340,267 to 2 projects

Stream 2 was not offered in Rounds 5 or 1.

Example guidelines and application forms

More information

Page last updated: 30 April 2018