Major resource recovery infrastructure program

Aim of the program

The Major Resource Recovery Infrastructure (MRRI) program is a three-year, $43.1 million grants program to accelerate and stimulate investment in waste and recycling infrastructure and increase resource recovery to meet the NSW 2021 recycling targets. The program funds major resource recovery facilities in levy paying areas of NSW and which primarily process materials from these areas. Infrastructure priorities include:

  • recovery of recyclables from sorted and unsorted waste from business and households
  • reuse, recycling and reprocessing of recyclable materials from business and households such as plastics, timber, paper, cardboard and consumer packaging
  • processing, stabilisation and energy recovery from residual business and household waste.

This program is being delivered through a partnership between the NSW Environmental Trust and EPA under the NSW EPA's Waste Less Recycle More Waste and Recycling Infrastructure Fund. Additional information on the Major Resource Recovery Infrastructure Program can be found on the EPA website.

Awarded grants

In Round One, a total of 33 applications were received. The Trust awarded funding to seven projects totalling $20,310,071. A list of successful projects and project summaries is available on the 2013 grant summaries page.

In Round Two, a total of 40 expressions of interest were received requesting over $101 million and 13 full applications were invited. The Trust awarded funding to seven projects totalling $17,932,500. A list of successful projects and project summaries is available on the 2014 grant summaries page.

No further rounds of this program are planned.

Further information

Grant project related please contact the Trust Grants Administrator:

Phone: (02) 8837 6093
Email: waste.recycling@environmentaltrust.nsw.gov.au

EPA general program related issues or questions, please contact the EPA program manager:

Phone: (02) 9995 6903
Email: ravi.ravichandra@epa.nsw.gov.au
Page last updated: 27 July 2015