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Environment Protection Authority

Environmental Issues

Waste and recycling

Bin Trim

Reducing waste is good for business – it can reduce costs, save time, build staff morale and enhance your corporate reputation. Generating less waste also saves valuable water, energy and raw materials.

Bin Trim has been designed to help small and medium sized businesses quickly identify simple actions they can take to start cutting waste and boost profits.

Under the Bin Trim Business Grants Program, your business may be eligible for free advice and funding support to help you waste less and recycle more. Over 8,000 businesses have already joined the Bin Trim program and are saving. Round 2 aims to help another 12,000 businesses.

NSW businesses send more than 1.8 million tonnes of business waste to landfill each year. The good news is more than 70 per cent of this could be reused or recycled.

Free assessments and rebates

If your business employs between one and 199 employees, an EPA-funded Bin Trim assessor may be able to conduct a free waste and recycling assessment and produce an action plan for your business.

Your business may also be eligible for a rebate of between $1,000 and $50,000 to help with the cost of recycling equipment. A Bin Trim assessor can help you to apply.

Find a Bin Trim assessor

Browse the list or search for a Bin Trim assessor by industry sector or council area. Contact the Bin Trim assessor by clicking on the email address.

Find Bin Trim assessor

Or contact the EPA on 131 555 or Bin.Trim@epa.nsw.gov.au to register your interest.

Trial the Bin Trim tool

Enter some basic information about your business and the Bin Trim tool will produce an action plan that identifies which materials you could be recycling or re-using.

Reducing waste sent to landfill has environmental and economic benefits for the whole community.

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Page last updated: 04 March 2016