Major resource recovery infrastructure grants program

No further rounds are currently planned for this program.

Aim of the program

The Major Resource Recovery Infrastructure program is a three-year, $43.1 million grants program aimed 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

Through two funding rounds a total of $38,242,571 was allocated to 14 projects.

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.

Previous funding

  • Round Two allocated $17,932,500 to seven projects. A list of successful projects and project summaries is available on the 2014 grant summaries page.
  • Round One allocated $20,310,071 to seven projects. A list of successful projects and project summaries is available on the 2013 grant summaries page.

Further information

Grant project related enquiries, please contact the Environmental Trust:

Telephone:  (02) 8837 6093

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

Telephone:   (02) 9995 6903

Page last updated: 20 September 2016