Category: Dedicated funding for local councils and groups of councils
Amounts: $9.75 million in 2021–22
Eligible bodies: Local councils and regional groupings of councils in the levy-paying area
Contact: 131 555 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Managed by: The NSW EPA
The Better Waste and Recycling Fund provides funding to local councils and regional groups of councils to make it easier for their communities to recycle more and decrease the amount of waste sent to landfill. Available to local councils and groups of councils that pay the waste levy, the fund supports a broad range of projects to improve recycling, engage communities, reduce waste generation, tackle littering and illegal dumping.
The Better Waste and Recycling Fund began in 2013–14. The 2021–22 payment is the final payment of the program.
The NSW Government has distributed a total of $68.8 million to local councils and regional groups from 2013-14 to 2016-17 and $9.75 million per year from 2017-18 to 2021-22.
Local councils and regional groups of councils are using the Better Waste and Recycling Fund to support a broad range of projects to deliver improved waste and recycling outcomes for their communities.