The Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Grants Program has the following 5 streams:
- Organics Processing Infrastructure (this stream)
- Business Organics Recycling
- Food Donation
- Product Quality
- Transfer Stations
The Home Composting stream is no longer offered.
The Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Grants Program is delivered through a partnership between the NSW Environmental Trust and the NSW Environment Protection Authority as part of the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.
The Organics Processing Infrastructure stream aims to improve processing capacity for source separated food and garden organics collected from households and commercial and industrial businesses across NSW to divert waste that would previously have gone to landfill.
The 2020 Household stream round was funded from the Phase 2 Alternative Waste Treatment (AWT) Transition Package. The package provides funding assistance for councils and AWT operators to transition to source separated organics collection and processing.
Grants of between $25,000 and $1 million were available to NSW AWT operators (or council landowners of AWT facilities) to upgrade existing facilities to process source separated food, garden or combined food and garden organics from households and businesses. Grants covered up to 50% of detailed design costs and capital costs for equipment.
Who can apply?
The following organisations were eligible to apply:
- operators of the 5 existing NSW AWT facilities
- NSW local councils
- groups of NSW councils.
When can applications be made?
This program is now closed.