Bin Trim Networks Program

The Bin Trim Networks Program is the updated version of Bin Trim.

The program is designed to establish or enhance business circular economy networks where member businesses have commonalities relating to location, supply chain, industry sector or specific waste materials. Projects should feature an emphasis on waste avoidance and stimulating the circular economy. They should support solutions that are mutually beneficial, increase efficiency and are financially viable.

Grant funds will support network facilitators to manage the network and support collaboration, training and information sharing. Bin Trim waste assessments for businesses within the network will also be funded and these will be conducted by trained assessors using the Bin Trim app.

The new Bin Trim Networks program opened on 12 December 2022. Applications close at 11:59pm on 24 March 2023.

Program snapshot

Category: Business Program

Eligible organisations: Australian business entities or partnerships, government agencies, councils, groups of councils, industry, consultancies, and not-for-profit organisations

Contact: Phone 131 555 or (02) 9995 5555 from outside NSW or email

Applications: Applications can be completed and submitted via the SmartyGrants portal

Status: Applications for the Bin Trim Networks Program opened on 12 December 2022 and will close on 24 March 2023

Managed by: NSW Environment Protection Authority


The Bin Trim Networks Program aims to:

  • establish or enhance business circular economy networks where member businesses have commonalities relating to location, supply chain, sector or waste types
  • identify and implement opportunities to reduce waste, increase recycling and adopt circular economy solutions across the networks
  • build the capacity of individuals and businesses to transition to a circular economy
  • support businesses to apply for Equipment Rebates

Guidelines and forms

Round 1 of the Bin Trim Networks Program opened for applications on 12 December 2022. Read the Guidelines (PDF 500KB).

The application form is administered via the SmartyGrants portal.

Information webinar

An information session was held on 15 December 2022 for potential applicants. Please view the video below if you were unable to attend.

Available funding

The Bin Trim Networks Program will provide $6 million over five years, from 2022/23 to 2026/27. For Intake 1 in 2022/23 there is up to $6 million available, with further intakes annually if funding remains after the first intake. Grants of $150,000 to $500,000 for projects of up to three-year duration will be awarded.

The following maximum funding amounts apply:

  • $300,000 funding for projects of up to two-year duration
  • $500,000 funding for projects up to three-year duration

Co-contribution from applicants and/or project partners is not required but is welcomed and will be considered during the assessment process as value for money is one of the assessment criteria.

Background: Bin Trim

  • The Bin Trim Program is the largest business recycling program of its type in Australia, engaging with more than 38,000 businesses and collectively diverting over 260,000 tonnes of waste from landfill.
  • This has resulted in an average increase in the recycling rate of 15% for participating businesses.
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