Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small)

Stream 1: Organics Processing Infrastructure

This grants program is currently closed to applications.


With the extension of Waste Less Recycle More until 2020-21, the Organics Infrastructure (large and small) grants program has now become a 9-year program worth $55.67 million. It will continue to provide funding for infrastructure and equipment to reduce food and garden organic waste going to landfill, and to increase organics processing capacity to meet proposed new recycling targets of 75% by 2021. This program is being delivered through a partnership between the NSW Environmental Trust and EPA under the Waste Less, Recycle More Organics Infrastructure fund. Additional information can be found on the EPA website .

Organics Processing Infrastructure – the establishment of new and enhanced infrastructure to process food, garden or combined food and garden organics from households and/or businesses. The stream supports organisations processing organics generated by others.


Grants of up to $3 million, are available for new or enhanced infrastructure by councils, waste companies or composting companies to process food, garden or combined food and garden organics from households and/or businesses. This stream supports organisations processing organics generated and source separated by others.

Who can apply?

Organisations eligible to apply include:

  • businesses that are experienced in waste management and/or organics processing
  • NSW councils
  • groups of councils
  • other local-government controlled organisations (or deemed to have the same local government function).


The reporting templates for Organics Infrastructure Program grantees are provided below. (A quick link is also available on the right-hand column of the main page). Grantees should refer to their Deed/Letter 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 as 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 5 allocated $2,704,912 to 4 projects
  • Round 4 allocated $1,780,500 to 5 projects
  • Round 3 allocated $11,582,309 to 10 projects
  • Round 2 allocated $7,182,850 to 7 projects
  • Round 1 allocated $13,17,637 to 8 projects

More information

Page last updated: 30 April 2018