Find out about the $356 million grants programs available under the NSW Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041 and the NSW Plastic Action Plan.

From July 2022 the NSW Government is investing $356 million to deliver priority programs and policy reforms under the NSW Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041 and the NSW Plastics Action Plan. These priority programs will help transition NSW to a circular economy and help mitigate impacts from climate change.
The investment builds on a number of successful initiatives and programs funded through the Waste Less Recycle More initiative.

Grants calendar

These are the funding opportunities under the Strategy and Plastics Plan. Expand each item for details.

The calendar will be updated as grants become available. The timing for grant opportunities is estimated, so is subject to change and revision.

Previous grant programs

From 2013 to 2021, Waste Less, Recycle More provided $802 million to stimulate new investment and transform waste and recycling in NSW. It included grant programs for local government, business, industry and the community, delivered by the EPA and the NSW Environmental Trust.

The Alternative Waste Technology Transition Package Grants were in addition to Waste Less Recycle More and supported the alternative waste technology industry and local councils directly impacted by the 2018 EPA revocation of resource recovery orders and exemptions allowing application of mixed waste organic outputs to land.

  • Local councils
    Boosting recycling and regional collaboration for waste management.

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

  • Landfill
    Funding for consolidation, closure and environmental improvement.
  • Organics
    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

Local councils and other public sector

Business and industry

Community groups NFP and NGO