Top results from nation's biggest recycling program

Australia’s largest ever waste and recycling program is improving the environment with fantastic results in its latest report card.

Our Waste Less Recycle More program provides grants and funding for waste and recycling projects across NSW with more than $802 million invested since 2012.

The report shows the program has delivered almost 3,000 projects that reduce waste going to landfill, help stop illegal dumping and litter, increase recycling and help establish a circular economy.

The report highlights 60 new or improved organics collections services are recycling 181,266 tonnes per year.

Almost 400,000  NSW residents have taken close to 30,000 tonnes of unwanted chemicals and household problem waste to the EPA’s free Household Chemical Cleanouts and Community Recycling Centres, ensuring it can be recycled and disposed of properly.

The Waste Less Recycle More program has also delivered $109 million in direct funding to councils, supporting more than 2,000 local projects across 61 council areas in eight regions.

Other great outcomes from the latest report card include

  • $11.4 million awarded to 271 local community and council litter projects
  • 11,600 tonnes of recycled glass used to build roads and footpaths
  • $211 million in industry investment stimulated by the program and $86 million in NSW Government funding for waste and recycling infrastructure projects
  • 55% reduction in illegal dumping in target areas
  • 89 landfills improved in partnership with councils to improve fencing, signage, security and education.

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