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 waste and recycling facilities and infrastructure


  • 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


  • Supporting innovative approaches to targeted waste types

Grants by eligible sector

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