Organics collections grants program

The Organics Collections grants program is now open to applications.  Applications close 5pm on Thursday 18 May 2017.

Aim of the program

The Organics Collections grants program follows four rounds of the Local Government Organics Collection Systems grant program rolled out under Waste Less, Recycle More 2013-2017, which allocated around $17.45 million to 42 projects* to divert organic waste from landfill. The Organics Collections grants program is a three year $10 million grants program under the Waste Less, Recycle More 2017-21 Extension, which will continue to provide funding to support new or enhanced household kerbside collection services for garden, food or combined food and garden organic waste.

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

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

Round 5

Grants of up to $1,300,000 are available for bins, kitchen caddies and education for councils (or groups of councils) to introduce new or enhanced kerbside organics bin collection services. Funding is also available for trials and system roll outs for source separated organics collections in multi-unit dwellings.

A service is considered to be new if the household did not have access to the bin based service before the awarding of the grant. A service is considered to be enhanced if the household previously received an organics bin based service for garden waste and will now be able to divert food.

All projects incorporate an education/communication strategy which will be supported with funding as part of the overall grant up to a maximum of $100,000.

The new or enhanced service must be in place no later than 30 June 2021.

Information session and webinar

An information session and webinar will be hosted in Sydney on Thursday, 6 April 2017 from 10.00 am to 11.30 am to advise applicants on how to apply, eligibility criteria and the application process. Register your place through Eventbrite.

Guidelines and application forms

Before you begin, applicants must read the guidelines, taking note of the submission checklist. 

  • The Application form is an Adobe Smart Form (PDF). You will need Adobe Reader XI to complete the form.  You can download the latest Adobe Reader, which is free. (refer to the tips in the form for use as well).
  • Do not use Acrobat Pro to complete your form as it will not save the document with your typed responses.
  • Open the Application form, complete the questions and then save the document as organisation name only, and application number if more than one application being submitted.
  • You will need to save and name your document each time you close it down.
  • Once saved, the application form can then be emailed as an attachment.

 

2017 application documents

 Opening dateClosing dateForms
Application
(One stage process)
28 March 2017 18 May 2017

Guidelines for applicants

(PDF 436KB)

 

Application budget

(XLS 157KB)

 

Application form

(PDF 813KB)

Grants awarded

  • Round 4 allocated $1,656,231 to four councils. The list of successful projects and project summaries is available on the  2016 grant summaries page.
  • Round 3 allocated $3,514,306 to seven councils. The list of successful projects and project summaries is available on the  2015 grant summaries page.
  • Round 2 allocated $5.8 million to ten councils for new organics collection services. The list of successful projects and project summaries is available on the  2014 grant summaries page.
  • Round 1 allocated $6.5 million to 21 councils to provide new organics collection services to their residents. The list of successful projects and project summaries is available on the  2013 grant summaries page.

Further information

For grant or application form enquiries, 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:

Phone: (02) 9995 6876; or
Email:   organics.recycling@epa.nsw.gov.au

 

Page last updated: 28 March 2017