Resource recovery facility expansion and enhancement

Aim of the program

The Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement program is a four-year grant program aimed to increase recycling of household and business waste. The program supports projects that stimulate and accelerate investment in new equipment and upgrades that will boost recycling processing capacity in NSW.

It should be noted that Construction and Demolition (C&D) operators are now able to access this program as the EPA recognises that the C&D waste sector has the potential to return large volumes of recovered material into the economy and thus reduce its environmental impact. Small and medium sized operators in the C&D waste sector are encouraged to apply to this funding round to improve the volume of materials recovered from C&D waste.

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

Grants awarded

In Round 3 the Environmental Trust awarded funding to nine projects totalling $4,224,653.  The list of successful projects and project summaries is available on the 2016 project summaries page.

Previous funding

  • Round 2 allocated $4,547,125 to nine projects. The list of successful projects and project summaries is available on the 2015 project summaries page.
  • Round 1 allocated $5,197,157 to nine projects. 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 documents below are provided as reference only.

StageOpening dateClosing dateForms




Guidelines for Applicants

(PDF 369KB)


Project Plan Definitions

(PDF 198KB)


Project Plan Form

(DOC 237KB)


Application Budget



Application Form

(PDF 572KB)


Waste Tonnage Forecast

(XLSX, 14KB)


Financial Analysis Form

(XLSX 116KB)


Cost Benefit Analysis

(XLSX 231KB)


Business Case Advisory Application


Further information

Grant or application related enquiries, please contact the Environmental Trust:

Phone:   (02) 8837 6093

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

Phone: (02) 9995 6919

Page last updated: 02 March 2017