Improved Systems for Household Wastes - Community Recycling Centres

There are no further rounds anticipated at this time for the Improved Systems for Household Problem Wastes – Community Recycling Centres grant program. Through three funding rounds a total of $11,455,859 was allocated to 72 NSW councils, local government organisations and regional waste groups to establish a state wide network of community recycling facilities.

Aim of the program

The Improved Systems for Household Problem Wastes - Community Recycling Centres is a  four year statewide $11.35 million grants program aimed at establishing infrastructure that will be used for community recycling centres or similar mobile services. This will be achieved through upgrades to existing facilities, construction of new facilities, or development and trialling of innovative solutions where a fixed facility is not practicable.

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

Round 3

Priority was given to grant applications from the following local government areas: Sydney Metropolitan; Central Coast; Macarthur Region; South Coast and South East NSW; and regional centres of Orange, Wagga Wagga, Cessnock and Wentworth.

Applications were still accepted from local government areas that were not part of the above list, however funding was subject to availability.


Grants awarded

Round 3

Allocated $1,707,710 to 10 councils.  Please see 2015 projects summaries page. 

Round 2

Allocated $5,166,602 to 25 councils and six regional waste groups to establish 36 Community Recycling Centres, eight of which will incorporate mobile collection services to outlying areas. Please see 2014 project summaries.

Round 1

Allocated $4,581,547 to 29 councils and two regional waste groups to establish 36 Community Recycling Centres and two mobile collection services.  Please see 2013 project summaries

Further information

Application and grantee assistance, please contact the Environmental Trust

Phone: (02) 8837 6093; or

For general program related issues or questions, please contact the EPA

Phone: (02) 9995 6880; or

Page last updated: 03 February 2017