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

Alternative Waste Technology Transition Package Grants

These grants are in addition to Waste Less Recycle More and support 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.

Organics Collections

  •  Supporting councils to collect more kerbside organics waste.

Organics Infrastructure

  • To fund infrastructure and equipment to reduce food and garden organics waste going to landfill.

Local Government Transition Grants

  • Supporting eligible councils to provide sustainable, reliable and affordable kerbside services to their communities

AWT Research and Development Grant – Alternative Uses for General Waste

  • Support eligible AWT owners and operators in NSW in the development of new products or end markets for general waste in NSW 
Grants by eligible sector

Browse grant programs by sector.