The Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Grants Program had 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 (EPA) as part of the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.
The Organics Processing Infrastructure stream aimed at improving processing capacity for source separated food and garden organics collected from households and commercial and industrial businesses across New South Wales to divert waste that would previously have gone to landfill.
Grants of between $25,000 and $2 million were available to:
- build or expand processing infrastructure for source separated organics, including source separated food, garden or combined food and garden organics from households and businesses
- upgrade existing alternative waste treatment (AWT) 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 alternative waste treatment facilities
- NSW local councils
- groups of NSW councils
When can applications be made?
This program is now closed.
Business case advisory service
In round 9 2021, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) provided a free Business Case Advisory service (BCAS) to support eligible applicants to prepare their grant applications. This service was provided by an independent contractor. Under the business case advisory service, the EPA provided up to 16 hours of support to eligible prospective applicants.