The Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Grants Program has 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 Energy, Climate Change and Sustainability Division (ECCS, formerly EPA) of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment 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 round of this stream is funded from the Phase 2 Alternative Waste Treatment (AWT) Transition Package. The transition package provides assistance for councils and AWT operators to transition to source separated organics collections and processing.
Grants of between $25,000 and $1 million are 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 may cover up to 50% of detailed design costs and capital costs for equipment.
Who can apply?
The following organisations are 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 open to applications.