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Bin Trim Business Grants Program

Program snapshot

Category:  Business Recycling Program

Amounts: Total of $11.1 million; individual grants of between $50,000 and $400,000.

Eligible bodies: Councils, groups of councils, industry, consultancies, not-for-profit and state government organisations.

Contact: 1300 361 967 or

Status: Round 2 closed on 15 June 2015.

Managed by: NSW Environment Protection Authority


The Bin Trim Business Grants program funds organisations to carry out waste assessments for small and medium-sized businesses. The assessors are funded by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA). They undertake free assessments, produce tailored action plans and provide support to businesses to reduce waste and increase recycling. Bin Trim assessors enter data into the online Bin Trim tool.

If you are a small to medium business (1–199 employees) and want to receive a free Bin Trim waste assessment, search for a Bin Trim assessor.

Grant recipients

Round 2 grantees


Organisation Amount Project summary
Albury City Council (with Corowa Council and Greater Hume Council) $275,000.00 Building on the success of Round 1 in the Albury region, Round 2 sees an expansion of Bin Trim activities into the Riverina and Murray regional areas.  Project partners will work closely with the Murray Hume Enterprise Centre to ensure long term engagement with small to medium sized businesses (SME) around waste in the future.
Better Business Partnership
(Ku-ring-gai, North Sydney, and Willoughby City Councils).
$300,000.00 Better Business Partnership, a joint Council service, will deliver its new Waste Saver Service to an additional 300 local businesses in the Ku-ring-gai, North Sydney and Willoughby City Local Government Areas (LGAs).
Burwood Council $195,000.00 This project will build on the Burwood Council Small Business Program to support businesses to waste less and recycle more with a particular focus on food waste solutions.
City of Canada Bay $134,510.00 Expanding on Round 1, Canada Bay Council will work with childcare centres as well as businesses in major shopping centres, commercial and industrial precincts.
Cleanaway $400,000.00 Utilising its existing state-wide network of customers, Cleanaway's Education and Sales teams will work together to target clients with high volume waste production and those interested in recycling services that require further assistance to identify appropriate solutions.Round 2 allocated a total of $6.87 million to 26 grant recipients.
Coffs Coast Waste Services (Handybin) $292,186.08 Partnering with Coffs Harbour City Council, Nambucca Shire Council and Bellingen Shire Council, businesses will be provided with support to increase commingled recycling and recover food waste, expanded polystyrene (EPS), soft plastics and wooden pallets.
Cool Planet Energy $400,000.00 Assisting businesses on the NSW north coast and in the NSW northern inland region to reduce their waste and increase recycling.
Edge Environment $399,308.00 Leveraging the support networks and facilities of Goodman, DEXUS property Group and Stockland to support SME across the northern beaches and industrial centres (mostly in Western Sydney) to effect real cultural changes in business recycling.
Energy Conservation $239,425.00 Energy Conservation are partnering with the Australian Retailers Association to reduce waste in retail businesses. Further support will be provided to other SMEs within office buildings, clubs, lighting suppliers, shopping and industrial precincts.
Ethnic Communities Council NSW $199,668.00 Building on Round 1 to provide bilingual support and waste expertise to culturally and linguistically diverse business owners and operators within South Sydney, South West Sydney, Inner West, North Sydney, North West Sydney and Western Sydney.
Eurobodalla Council $150,000.00 Engaging with businesses across Eurobodalla's main commercial sectors. With a particular focus on accommodation businesses and timber waste from tradespersons. This project will also promote Councils Community Resource Centre, e-waste, metals and cooking oil waste services for SMEs.
HunterNet $280,000.00 Supporting a network of manufacturing, engineering and specialist services companies located in the Hunter and Central Coast Regions of NSW to improve recycling.
Hurstville City Council $180,000.00 Targeting recycling in small to medium businesses in the Hurstville, Kogarah, Rockdale and Sutherland LGAs to maximise potential diversion of materials from landfill.
KMH Environmental $300,000.00 Partnering with ReSource Environmental and Colliers International to target SMEs which will include offices and cafes located in high rise buildings as well as mixed use facilities such as retail precincts.
MRA Consulting Group $400,000.00 Through experience from Round 1, MRA will target businesses with a view to maximising potential outcomes to divert waste from landfill across the Sydney Metropolitan Area.

North East Waste (NE Waste)

$144,690.00 Utilising the experience gained in Round 1, NE Waste will implement a refined and targeted approach to assist businesses in the food services and retail sectors as well as holiday parks in their member regions in the far North Coast.
Queanbeyan Enterprise Centre Inc. $399,450.00 Reaching businesses in 18 Council areas in the Southern Region of NSW to divert waste from landfill, increase recycling and make businesses more financially sustainable.
Rana Environmental $233,764.00 Partnering with Projectivity Consulting, Rana Environmental will provide customised waste assessments to SMEs especially targeting the hospitality, tourism, manufacturing, retail, accommodation, and health and education sectors.
Shore Regional Organisation of Councils (SHOROC) $201,106.66 Aiming to reduce waste to landfill and improve regional environmental sustainability within the Manly, Mosman, Pittwater and Warringah Council LGAs through engaging businesses in offices, retail, accommodation and food services, healthcare and social assistance sectors.
Solo Resource Recovery $125,000.00 Partnering with Richmond Waste to provide tailored assistance to existing clients in the far North Coast of NSW to maximise recycling in local businesses.
Sydney Waste Services $340,000.00 Providing a range of waste and recycling services to assist existing clients to maximise resource recovery, focussing on restaurants, retailers and offices.
Tourism Accommodation Australia $150,088.33 Offering waste and recycling support services to all of its members to increase recycling and recovery of food, cardboard, commingled and plastic materials.
URM $400,000.00 Helping existing URM clients to reduce waste from landfill, with a focus on the hospitality, private education, commercial and entertainment facilities sectors.
Waste Audit and Consultancy Services $252,000.00 Partnering with shopping centres, building managers and light industrial businesses to divert waste from landfill.
WasteFree $202,024.00 Providing waste and recycling support and advice to existing clients across a range of sectors in the Sydney Metropolitan Area.
Watts Waste $283,936.67 Specialising in the provision of waste and recycling services to high volume client sites including shopping centres in Sydney, North Sydney and Western Sydney.

Round 1 grantees

Round 1 allocated a total of $4,764,617 to 27 grant recipients.



Project summary

360 Green


Working with a range of businesses, including cafes and restaurants, caravan parks, clubs and pubs on the mid-north coast, building on achievements made in the Midwaste Business Waste Reduction Program.

A Prince Consulting Pty Ltd


Increasing recycling of dry recyclables and expanded polystyrene from Sydney-based small and medium enterprises from a range of sectors.

Albury City Council (with Corowa Council and Greater Hume Council)


Targeting food retailers, hospitality outlets, hospitals, small manufacturers and offices in the Albury, Corowa and Greater Hume council areas.

Belinda Evans


Reducing waste in the aged care, hospitality, retail and construction sectors in the Hunter and Central Coast.

Better Business Partnership


Building on its success as a business engagement, assistance and recognition program BBP is working with small to medium enterprises in the Willoughby, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove and North Sydney council areas.

City of Canada Bay


Working with businesses that generate large volumes of food waste in their area, including aged care facilities, cafes, restaurants, childcare centres, and small supermarkets.

Cool Planet Energy Pty Ltd


Helping businesses on the NSW north coast to reduce their waste and increase recycling.

Ethnic Communities Council of NSW


Supporting non-English speaking business owners and operators to reduce waste in the inner-west and western Sydney, the Central Coast and Hunter regions.

EC Focus Pty Ltd t/as Energy Conservation


Working with the Australian Retailers Association to target and reduce food and packaging waste in small to medium retailers from the Illawarra through to the Hunter.

Edge Environment


Working with Manly Council and the Manly Chamber of Commerce to support small to medium enterprises across the northern beaches to waste less and recycle more.

Footprint Energy


Conducting waste assessments for small to medium businesses in the Hunter and on the Central Coast.

Handybin Waste Services (Coffs Harbour) Pty Ltd


Partnering with Coffs Harbour City Council, Nambucca Shire Council and Bellingen Shire Council to increase co-mingled recycling in local businesses.

Impact Environmental Consulting Pty Ltd


Supporting a range of small businesses, including accommodation and aged-care facilities on the mid-north coast to enhance their recycling.

JR Richards & Sons


Working with existing clients across regional NSW to target waste produced in a range of sectors, including agriculture, construction, fisheries and forestry.

KMH Group


Partnering with The Facility Management Association of Australia Ltd to target whole office buildings and their tenants across the state.

Mil-tek Waste Solutions Pty Ltd


Working to increase the recycling of timber pallets, plastics, paper and cardboard from logistics companies, contract warehouses, transport companies and other small to medium businesses producing volumes of these packaging materials.

MRA Consulting Group


Partnering with HunterNet, 1800-GOT-JUNK?, Harvey Norman franchises and Harris Farm Markets to target and reduce waste generated by these businesses and their clients.

North East Waste c/- Lismore City Council


Through surveys and waste assessments North East Waste has identified hospitality, accommodation and service industry businesses as well as sporting venues in their region they can help with enhanced recycling.

NSW Glass & Glazing Association.


Offering waste and recycling support services to all of its members, targeting their offices, warehouses and factories.

Rana Environmental Pty Ltd


Continuing to provide award-winning resource management support services to businesses in the Illawarra, south-east and south coast of NSW.

Remondis Australia Pty Ltd


As part of its continued commitment to maximising resource recovery, targeting increased recycling from its existing clients in the services, retail, and hospitality sectors.

Relivit Pty Ltd


Continuing its campaign to identify and divert organic and other waste from landfill generated by child care and aged-care facilities.

Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC)


Targeting resource recovery from the manufacturing sector across member council areas, including Bland Shire, Coolamon Shire, Cootamundra Shire, Greater Hume Shire, Gundagai Shire, Junee Shire, Lockhart Shire, Temora Shire, Tumbarumba Shire, Tumut Shire, Urana Shire and Wagga Wagga City councils.

SITA Australia Pty Ltd


Working with existing customers, providing integrated and sustainable resource recovery solutions, targeting offices, warehouses, and retailers across the Sydney metropolitan area.

Transpacific Industries Pty Ltd t/as Cleanaway


Utilising its existing state-wide network of customers, Cleanaway's Education and Sales teams will work together to target the increased recycling of packaging and food organics.

Waste Audit & Consultancy Services (WACS)


Working with the Abacus Property Group, Jones Lang LaSalle, CBRE Australia and Knight Frank to create increased recycling opportunities for small to medium tenants, including offices and retailers as well as industrial and business parks.

Waverley Council


Partnering with Woollahra Municipal and Randwick City councils to help restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, clubs, supermarkets and grocers to reduce waste and increase recycling.


More information

Waste and Resource Recovery Branch
Business Recycling Unit
Phone: 1300 361 967


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