The $63 million program funds the construction of new major recycling and waste processing facilities, to increase the amount of material being recovered, reused, recycled and reprocessed. It complements the Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement program, which funds capital works for existing facilities.
The program supports:
- recovery of recyclables from sorted and unsorted waste from business and households
- reuse, recycling and reprocessing of recyclable materials including:
- paper and cardboard
- waste from construction and demolition.
(For a full list of materials, see page 2 of the guidelines for applicants (PDF 302KB)
- processing, stabilisation and energy recovery from residual business and household waste.
We’re delivering this program in partnership with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) under the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.
We offer grants to cover up to 50% of the capital costs of the proposed new resource-recovery infrastructure, to the following amounts:
- for projects proposed by the private sector and not-for-profit organisations – grants of $1–5 million.
- for projects proposed by councils, regional group of councils and other local-government-controlled organisations – grants of $1–10 million.
Some regional and rural councils were not able to contribute 50% of the project costs. In 2017 we introduced Special Consideration provisions for such councils. Under these, we made grants of up to 75% of the project costs for eligible councils.
Who can apply?
Grants can be made to:
- not-for-profit or non-government organisations (as defined by the Australian Taxation Authority) with an established legal status
- not-for-profit or non-government organisations without a legal status that can be administered by another organisation
- NSW councils (as defined in the Local Government Act 1993
- other organisations controlled by local government or deemed to have a local-government function
- regional organisations of councils
- private industry or a partnership as defined by the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
When can applications be made?
This program is currently closed to applications.