Landfill consolidation and environmental improvements grants program

The Landfill Consolidation and Environmental Improvements grants program is currently closed to applications.


This program has already provided $7 million to regional and rural councils to address and manage identified environmental issues posed by landfill activities such as uncontrolled emissions. The program also contributes to minimising adverse impacts on human health as well as the environment though improving landfill operations.

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


Grants of up to $200,000 were available to consolidate, close and improve landfills. Up to 70 per cent of the eligible costs of proposals were funded by the grants, with the remainder of the costs (minimum 30 per cent) to be covered by the applicant’s financial or in-kind contributions.

Applications could cover multiple landfills in one application (maximum of $200,000 could be requested) or submit multiple applications. Applicants could also apply to both stream 1 and stream 2 (a separate application form was required for each stream).

Who can apply?

Organisations in the Regional Levy Area and the Non-Regulated Area (including licensed and unlicensed landfills in those areas) were eligible to apply and these included:

  • NSW councils (as defined in the NSW Local Government Act).
  • Regional waste groups, Regional Organisations of Councils or Joint Organisations of Councils who can coordinate the project on behalf of several NSW councils within their regional group, provided each council nominates a contact person for the project.

Councils in the Metropolitan Levy areas were not eligible to apply.



The reporting templates for grantees are provided below (a quick link is also available on the right-hand column of this web page). Grantees should refer to their Deed 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 at 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 3 – 2017

  • Stream 1 allocated $1,516,244 to 12 projects
  • Stream 2 allocated $323,296 to 3 projects

Round 2 – 2015

  • Stream 1 allocated $1,457,916 to 10 projects
  • Stream 2 allocated $1,539,914 to 16 projects

Round 1 – 2014

  • Stream 1 allocated $1,889,366 to 14 projects
  • Stream 2 allocated $1,942,176 to 20 projects

Example guidelines and application forms

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

Page last updated: 18 June 2018