Almost half of household waste destined for NSW landfills consists of food and garden organic waste. Waste Less, Recycle More provides $70 million to boost food and garden organics recycling, and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.
The Organics Infrastructure Fund supports programs that will educate people to avoid food waste, expand collection and processing, increase food donation, and develop new markets.
- Local Government Organics Collection Systems Program provides funding for new or enhanced kerbside collection services for food and garden organics waste.
- Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Program supports new and enhanced infrastructure and on-site processing for organic waste, food donation projects and council run home composting programs.
- Love Food Hate Waste Education supports programs to raise awareness of food waste and help NSW households and businesses reduce the amount of wasted food sent to landfill.
- Food Donation Education provides funding for awareness-raising and other education activities to increase the volume of surplus food being donated for redistribution to people in need.
- Organics Market Development grants for projects that develop new markets or expand existing markets for recycled organics.
Organics Infrastructure Fund videos
Compost new weapon in farmers' war on weeds
Kitchen waste a boon to local growers
Compost kicks goals on playing fields
Some grant programs are delivered through a partnership between the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and NSW Environmental Trust.