Organics Infrastructure: Stream 5 - Transfer Stations

Transfer Stations is one of the streams of the Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Grants Program. It funds up to 50% of capital costs to establish new or upgrade existing transfer stations for food and/or garden organics.

This program is closed.

Program streams

The Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Grants Program has 5 streams:

  1. Organics Processing Infrastructure
  2. Business Organics Recycling
  3. Food Donation
  4. Product Quality
  5. Transfer Stations (this stream)

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 (EPA) of the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water as part of the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.


The Transfer Stations stream aims to improve source separated food or food and garden recovery by supporting the development of new or upgraded transfer stations in the metropolitan waste levy paying area.

The 2020 round of this stream is funded from the Phase 2 Alternative Waste Treatment (AWT) Transition Package. The transition package provides funding assistance for councils and AWT operators to transition to source separated organics collections and processing.

Funding available

Grants of between $10,000 and $500,000 were available to cover up to 50% of a project's capital costs. In this round funding was only available to AWT operators and councils in the metropolitan waste levy area that have been impacted by EPA revocation of the order and exemption allowing Mixed Waste Organic Outputs (MWOO) to be applied to land.

Who can apply?

AWT operators and councils in the metropolitan waste levy area that have been impacted by EPA revocation of the order and exemption allowing MWOO to be applied to land.

When can applications be made?

This program is closed.

Project measures table

A project measures table will be provided to grantees with their funding agreement. The project measures table will assist with setting the project baseline, creating targets, recording progress and project achievements.

An updated project measures table will need to be submitted with each progress report.

Progress reports and final report

Grantees are required to submit milestone (progress) reports at agreed intervals to outline what your project has achieved and the next steps.

Milestone reports are submitted to the Environmental Trust who will check to ensure that expenditure is as per the agreed budget. The reports will also be reviewed by technical experts who may provide feedback or advice. Once reviewed and accepted the associated payment will be processed.

A final report will be required upon completion of the project, and once checked and approved the final payment will be made.

See the milestone report form (DOCX 75KB) and final report form (DOCX 75KB) for examples of these reports.

Financial reports

Grantees must submit a statement of expenditure with each milestone report. A certified financial report will be required as part of the final report.

Other documents

You may be required to submit other documents or evidence as listed in your grant agreement.

Where to send reports

Please email reports and other documents to (50MB limit).

Acknowledgement requirement

You are required to acknowledge the funding you've received from the Trust in all publications and materials related to your project. Please use the wording below:

This project is supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.

You also need to use the logos of the NSW Government and the NSW Environment Protection Authority. See Funding acknowledgement and logos for details.