Over eight years, Waste Less, Recycle More will provide $802 million to stimulate new investment and transform waste and recycling in NSW. It includes grant programs for local government, business, industry and the community, delivered by the NSW Environment Protection Authority and the NSW Environmental Trust.

Local councils

  • Boosting recycling and regional collaboration for waste management.


  • Grants to boost investment in waste and recycling infrastructure, and support innovative solutions to recycling through research and development.


  • Funding for consolidation, closure and environmental improvement.


  • Grants to keep food and garden waste out of landfill.

Household problem wastes

  • Funding household chemical and problem waste drop off services.

Business and industry

  • Advice, networking and equipment to reduce waste and recycle more.

Illegal dumping

  • Support for education, capacity building, prevention and enforcement.

Litter prevention

  • Targeting hotspots and the most-littered

Grants by eligible sector

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