Innovation in Shredder Floc Management grants program

This program has been merged with the Innovation in Priority Problem Wastes Management grants program to become the new Recyling Innovation grants program.


This was a $3.2 million program which aimed at improving and introducing new approaches and technologies to reduce the residual waste produced by the metal recycling sector (called shredder floc). 

This program has now been merged with the Innovation in Priority Problem Waste Management grants program to become the Recycling Innovation grants program.

This program was delivered through a partnership between the NSW Environmental Trust and NSW Environment Protection Authority under Waste Less, Recycle More. Additional information can be found on the EPA website.


Grants of between $500,000 and $1.6 million were available to cover up to 50% of capital costs relating to improved processes to reduce shredder floc.

Who could apply?

Grants were available to the three NSW metal recyclers OneSteel, Sell & Parker, and Sims Metal.


Past recipients

Project summaries are available for the awarded projects.

In 2014 a total of $3,198,589 was allocated to 2 projects.

Page last updated: 07 August 2018