Organics collections grants program

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 2013-17, 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 was made available for bins, kitchen caddies and education for councils (or groups of councils) to introduce new or enhanced kerbside organics bin collection services. Funding was 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. 

Past recipents

  • 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.

Example forms and guidelines

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

 Opening dateClosing dateForms
Application
(One stage process)
Closed Closed

Guidelines for applicants

(PDF 436KB)

 

Application budget

(XLS 157KB)

 

Application form

(PDF 813KB)

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: 25 May 2017