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Bin Trim Rebates Program

Program snapshot

Category:  Business Recycling Program

Amounts: Rebates of between $1000 and $50,000 covering up to 50% of the capital cost of recycling equipment.

Eligibility: Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs with 1 to 199 employees), and facility managers and small scale recyclers responsible for managing SME waste, that have received a waste assessment.

Contact: 1300 361 967 or

Status: Applications are open

Managed by: NSW Environment Protection Authority


To increase workplace recycling Waste Less, Recycle More provides small and medium-sized businesses with rebates covering up to 50% of the cost of small-scale on-site recycling equipment.

How to apply

Contact a Bin Trim assessor to get a free waste assessment or discuss with the EPA by calling 131 555. The Bin Trim assessor can determine whether your business is eligible based on the contents of your waste bin.

Businesses that have saved with a rebate

The Good Guys Rockdale saved thousands of dollars a year

Modern Tiles Erina saved $2000 a year

Rebate and equipment resources

Please read the Information for Bin Trim Rebate Applications (PDF 748KB).

For further information on recycling equipment, see the Bin Trim Rebates Recycling Equipment Guide (PDF 1.2MB).

Use the Bin Trim Rebate Calculator (XLS 1.8MB) to see if you can recycle enough tonnes of material to be eligible for a rebate.

 For a listing of recycling equipment see the Small Scale Recycling Equipment Catalogue.

Rebate Recipients

Recipient Recycling equipment Recycled materials Rebate Amount ($)
ABC Castings Cold sand reclamation system and dust collector Resin and Sand $50,000.00
ANZ Stadium Recycling Bins Cardboard $20,150.00
AWM Commercial Furniture & Joinery Baler Cardboard and Plastic $9,483.50
Birdon Pty Ltd Blast grit recycling unit Blast medium (garnet) $12,640.00
Brookfarm Weight press Cardboard, Plastic Film, Plastic Rigid $6,345.00
Cowper Smash Repairs Baler Plastic film wrap and Paper $5,770.00
Cumberland Country Golf Club
Wood chipper Garden organics $14,318.18
Grafton District Services Club Baler Cardboard, Paper $4,344.50
Handybin Waste Services - Coffs Coast Waste Services 38 x Racks and 160 bags for EPS/Soft plastic collection, 70 x 80L food bins, 1,010 x 360L comingled bins Food Waste, Plastic Film, Expanded polystyrene, Mixed Recyclables (aluminium foil and cans, paper and cardboard, milk and juice cartons, glass bottles and jars, steel food cans, paint cans, rigid plastic packaging no 1-5) $45,348.40
Harvey Norman Bennetts Green Baler Plastic film wrap $7,616.50
Hunter Self Storage Baler Cardboard and Plastic $9,250.00
Illawarra Childcare Worm Farms, Compost Bins and Recycling Bins Food Waste and Paper $1,026.51
McDonalds Tamworth East - Country Wide Legal and Business Services Baler Cardboard, Paper, Plastic packaging $8,495.00
McDonalds Tamworth South - Country Wide Legal and Business Services Baler Cardboard, Paper, Plastic packaging $8,495.00
McDonalds Tamworth West - Country Wide Legal and Business Services Baler Cardboard, Paper, Plastic packaging $8,495.00
Modern Tiles Erina Mini Baler Cardboard, Plastic film $3,282.15
Phil Favero's The Good Guys Rockdale Baler Expanded polystyrene, Plastic film, Cardboard $14,839.50
Recycling Technologies Group Wood Pellet Production Plant Timber $12,904.30
Salmon and Bear Glass crusher Glass  $1,000.00
Southern Cross Care - Southern Cross Cardinal Gilroy Village - Merrylands West Baler Cardboard, Paper $4,344.50
Stone and Wood Brewing Company Baler Plastic Film, Cardboard $5,750.00
Sustainable Salons Australia Baler and Recycling Bins   Paper, Cardboard, Plastic, Metals and Hair $17,896.50
Sydney Markets Limited Expanded polystyrene Recycling Machine EPS $25,000.00
The Good Guys Bankstown Baler Expanded polystyrene, Plastic film $14,839.50
The Good Guys Erina Weight press Expanded polystyrene $10,495.00
The Good Guys Kotara Weight press Expanded polystyrene, Plastic film $14,839.50
The Grace Hotel Baler Cardboard and Paper $9,120.00
The Macadamia Castle Baler Cardboard, Plastic Rigid $3,524.50
Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club Recycling Bins and Trollies Food Waste Paper, Plastic, Glass, Cardboard and Metals $3,102.30
Warrigal Care Recycling Bins and Can Crusher Cardboard, Paper, Plastic and Metals $4,989.50
Woonona Bulli RSL Club Recycling Bins and Trollies food waste $1,002.90

More information

Waste and Resource Recovery Branch
Business Recycling Unit
Phone: 131 555

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Page last updated: 30 November 2016