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Environment Protection Authority

Environmental Issues

Waste and recycling

Reducing illegal dumping on NSW Charitable Recyclers

Program snapshot

Category: Illegal dumping grants

Amounts:

Total grant funding pool of $50,000, individual grants to the value of $7000

Eligible bodies:

Registered NSW Charitable Recycler Organisations

Contact: illegaldumping.strategy@epa.nsw.gov.au

Status: Closed.

Managed by: NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)

Aims

The Reducing Illegal Dumping on NSW Charitable Recyclers (RIDCR) program is funded under the NSW EPA's Waste Less Recycle More initiative and addresses action 21 of the NSW Illegal Dumping Strategy 2014-2016: fund an annual program for local communities, charitable organisations and volunteer groups to help them prevent illegal dumping.

The RIDCR programs aims to prevent illegal dumping around donation bins and shopfronts by providing illegal dumping prevention infrastructure to successful RIDCR applications.

The RIDCR program funds numerous illegal dumping prevention infrastructure such as:

  • surveillance cameras
  • lighting
  • gates and fencing
  • education programs.

Recipients

Round 1

Under Round 1 the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) awarded over $50,000 to 12 successful charitable recyclers for projects to prevent illegal dumping.

OrganisationAmount Project summary
Anglicare Australia - Bomaderry $7,000 Anglicare Australia will install a suite of illegal dumping prevention infrastructure and signage at its shop in Bomaderry. Education material to raise awareness of the issue will also be created.
Lifeline - Northern Beaches $7,000 Lifeline will install surveillance cameras and RID signage in the Northern Beaches stores and undertake regulatory work with Northern Beach's Council to tackle illegal dumping.
The Salvation Army -Helensburgh $740 The Salvation Army will install prevention signage at its Helensburgh store to deter illegal dumping.
The Salvation Army -Riverwood $840 The Salvation Army will install prevention signage at its Riverwood store to deter illegal dumping.
The Salvation Army - Menai $1,750 The Salvation Army will install prevention signage at its Menai store to deter illegal dumping.
The Salvation Army -Fairfield and Yagoona $7,000 The Salvation Army will install surveillance cameras and signage at its Yagoona and Fairfield stores to deter illegal dumping.
The Salvation Army - Bega $2,614 The Salvation Army will install a suite of illegal dumping prevention infrastructure and signage at its Bega store.
Mid-Coast Care - Port Macquarie $3,532 Mid Coast Care will install surveillance cameras and new lighting at two Hope Shops located in Port Macquarie and promote this in the media.
Mission Australia -Campbelltown, Warilla, Dapto $6,950 Mission Australia will install bins in Multi-unit Dwellings (MUDS) to provide additional collection method points. An education campaign will be run in the MUDS.
Mission Australia - Campbelltown $5,265 Mission Australia will run an extensive education campaign in the Campbelltown area to raise awareness of the effect illegal dumping has on charities.
Lifeline - Broken Hill $7,000 Lifeline will install surveillance cameras and educational signage at two donation drop-off sites in Broken Hill.
Lifeline - Lismore $7,000 Lifeline will install surveillance cameras and new lighting at the Lismore store and will create a local donation drop off education guide. Lifeline will also run an illegal dumping awareness media campaign before Christmas.
Page last updated: 01 June 2017