This program is now open to applications, closing 3pm, Thursday 3 September 2020.
The Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Grants Program has 5 streams:
- Organics Processing Infrastructure
- Business Organics Recycling
- Food Donation
- Product Quality
- 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 (ECCS, formerly EPA) of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment 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 assistance for councils and AWT operators to transition to source separated organics collections and processing.
Grants of between $10,000 and $500,000 are available to cover up to 50% of a project's capital costs. In this round funding is 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 now open.
Note: Application form and guidelines updated on 7 July 2020.