Illegal Dumping Prevention

The EPA’s Illegal Dumping Prevention Program goal is for natural environments and streetscapes in NSW to be free of dumped waste. The grants under this program aim to reduce illegal dumping through implementing prevention measures.

Program snapshot

Category: Illegal dumping prevention grants

Amounts: $1,400,000 available for Round 2 grants

Eligible bodies: Local councils, groupings of councils and state government public land managers

Status: Open

Contact: illegaldumping.strategy@epa.nsw.gov.au

Managed by: NSW EPA

Now open

  • brief Expressions of Interest for Stream 3 (closing on 7 March 2024 with full applications due by 12 April 2024).
  • applications for Stream 1a, 1b and 2 (closing on 5 April 2024)

Stream 4 will open in mid 2024 and close towards the end of the year. Applications and expressions of interest will need to be done via SmartyGrants. 

Funding available in Round 2

A total pool of $1,400,000 is available for illegal dumping initiatives across four 4 streams which last up to two 2 years. Each stream has a maximum grant allocation outlined below.

Funding option

Purpose

Grant Details

Total amount per stream

Eligibility

Stream 1a

Establishing illegal dumping baseline data grant

Up to $20,000 (single entity, up to 1 year)

Up to $80,000 (for Stream 1a and 1b)

Local councils or state government public land managers who have not received this grant previously.

Stream 1b

Preparing an illegal dumping business case

Up to $10,000 (single entity, up to 1 year)

Up to $80,000 (for Stream 1a and 1b)

Local councils or state government public land managers who have an illegal dumping baseline.

Stream 2

Illegal dumping prevention starter projects

Up to $60,000

(single entity up to 1 year)

Up to $240,000

Local councils or state government public land managers with an illegal dumping baseline data and have not received more than one illegal dumping grant in the past 3 rounds.

Stream 3

Illegal dumping prevention grants

Up to $120,000

(single entity up to 2 years)

Up to $480,000

Individual local councils, groups of councils and state government public land managers with an illegal dumping baseline.

Stream 4

Collaborative illegal dumping prevention grants

Up to $200,000

(multi entity, up to 2 years)

Up to $600,000

Local councils and state government public land managers working collaboratively.

Aims

The Illegal Dumping Prevention Program Grants provide funding opportunities to councils and public land managers for projects to prevent illegal dumping, establish illegal dumping baseline data or develop a business case for illegal dumping prevention.

Funding will be available in the following streams:

  • Stream 1: Building an evidence base
    • 1a establishing an illegal dumping baseline (up to $20,000, delivery period up to 12 months) or
    • 1b Preparing an illegal dumping business case (up to $10,000, delivery period up to 12 months)
  • Stream 2: Illegal dumping prevention starter grants (up to $60,000, delivery period up to 12 months)
  • Stream 3: Illegal dumping prevention grants (up to $120,000 for a single entity, delivery period up to 2 years)
  • Stream 4: Collaborative illegal dumping prevention grants (up to $200,000 for a multi-entity project, delivery period up to 2 years). Opens in mid-2024

Program objectives

The overall objectives of the Illegal Dumping Prevention Strategy 2022–2027 are to minimise:

  • kerbside illegal dumping activities
  • public land and bushland illegal dumping activities
  • illegal landfilling / organised crime activities

The 4 streams under the grants program target the first two of these objectives. The objectives of these grants are to support local and state government public land managers to:

  • gather baseline and ongoing data on the size of their illegal dumping problem
  • develop a business case for investment in illegal dumping prevention
  • proactively target localised illegal dumping issues
  • collaboratively address illegal dumping across land tenures
  • encourage entities to undertake illegal dumping prevention projects if they have not done so before.

We have made changes to the grants based on stakeholder feedback and an evaluation of previous grants. Round 2 will be different to Round 1 in these ways: 

  • Stream 1b is being introduced to help entities that need support to build a business case for their ongoing illegal dumping prevention activities.
  • Stream 2 supports new grantees to test approaches (up to $60,000) in managing illegal dumping projects, with Stream 2 assessed separately to streams 3 and 4. 
  • A two-step application process has been introduced into stream 3 and 4. This process is explained in greater detail below.
  • The need to target specific hotspots will be removed (for streams 3 and 4) to allow for projects to include research, engagement and/or behaviour change.
  • There will also be the option of taking up to 2 years to deliver these projects to enable retention of staff, better data collection and to improve the impact of project activities.
  • A new stream with higher funding to support collaborative cross-tenure illegal dumping projects (Stream 4). Acknowledging that a collaborative project takes longer to set up and to deliver, the time allocated to this will be extended to up to 2 years.  
 

It is important to understand what the Illegal Dumping Prevention Program grants include in its scope, as well as what it does not include.

What IS included
ILLEGAL DUMPING
Illegal dumping is the disposal of waste that is larger than litter, to land or water at a location where it is unlawful. It ranges from dumping bags of rubbish or unwanted household items in urban areas to larger-scale dumping of materials such as construction and demolition waste in more isolated areas.

ILLEGAL DUMPING PREVENTION ACTIVITIES
The sorts of activities that are supported under these grants can include:

  • infrastructure such as fencing or bollards to exclude access to an area
  • monitoring and surveillance
  • clean-up and disposal of illegally dumped waste (up to 50% of the value of the grant)
  • communications, engagement, education and behaviour change projects
  • establishing an illegal dumping baseline and creating an illegal dumping strategy
  • developing an internal business case to support investment in illegal dumping prevention
  • any other activity that prevents illegal dumping.
What is NOT included

LITTER

The EPA distinguishes between litter, as discarded waste up to the size of a full supermarket bag, and illegal dumping as anything larger. Although littering and illegal dumping have some similarities, there are different reasons behind the behaviour, which occurs at different places, times and rates.

See more information about the NSW Litter Prevention Program Grants.

MISUSE OF PUBLIC PLACE BINS

Projects targeting misuse of public bins for domestic waste will not be considered.

 

Applying for funding

Before applying for any of the streams under the Illegal Dumping Prevention Program Round 2, please ensure you meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be located in NSW and be one of the following:
    • a local council 
    • a grouping of councils such as a Joint Organisation or Regional Organisation of Councils, Regional Waste Group or
    • a state government public land manager. 
  • Projects must be on publicly owned land, managed by a local council or a state government public land manager.
  • Entities that are not councils or manage public can be involved as partners in projects, but funding under these grants cannot be used specifically for work on private land.

We aim to notify successful applicants within 2 months of the closing date. Successful applicants will need to send the following information before starting their project: 

  • a project plan in a format supplied by the EPA
  • a signed funding agreement
  • an invoice for the first milestone payment.

See the details under each stream below for the grantee requirements.

 

Applications must be submitted to the EPA using the SmartyGrants platform. You will receive an acknowledgement of your application form after submission via SmartyGrants. If you do not receive an acknowledgement email, contact the Illegal Dumping Prevention team at illegaldumping.strategy@epa.nsw.gov.au to ensure your application has been received. 

Grant applications will be assessed against the selection criteria outlined in these guidelines. Well thought-out, innovative and collaborative projects that have the potential to have the highest project impact will be prioritised in the selection process.

Entities such as councils and council groups can be the lead applicant in only one application per stream. If multiple applications are submitted by an entity, only the first application submitted will be assessed.

For state government public land managers with regional offices, one application per regional office will be accepted. 

 

Applications will be assessed by a technical review committee (TRC). The committee will assess potential performance based on an applicant’s ability to meet selection criteria.

The TRC will rank the eligible applications during the assessment process. The TRC then makes recommendations to the EPA. The EPA Chief Executive Officer will make final funding decisions. 

We encourage any unsuccessful applicants to request feedback and consider re-applying in future funding opportunities. 

All funding is 100% contestable

 

A detailed timeline of Round 2 is outlined below.

Timeline for Round 2 of Illegal Dumping Prevention Grants

Grant streams

Key information

This stream provides funding either for establishing baseline data for dumping on publicly owned land OR for developing an illegal dumping business case.

The following entities are eligible:

  • Individual local councils
  • Groups of councils (Stream 1b only)
  • State government public land managers

Funding of up to $20,000 is available per entity and must be completed within 12 months.

Applications close on Friday 5 April 2024.

Apply via SmartyGrants

Stream 1a (Establishment of Illegal Dumping Baseline) project requirements

This stream is for applicants who want to establish an illegal dumping baseline and develop a brief Illegal Dumping Prevention Strategy for their LGA or area/region. The following rules apply:

  • Clean up or disposal of illegal dumping will NOT be funded under this stream.
  • For a council, the project must cover an entire LGA. Only single councils can apply, as it is important for each council to undertake their own data collection and develop their Illegal Dumping Strategy.
  • Data collection is to run for 10-12 months and must target an entire jurisdiction (for example, a local government area if the applicant is a local council).
  • Successful applicants must use the EPA RIDonline database as part of their project, including all data relating to project activities. Grantees must make sure that data is brought up to date in RIDonline at least every three months.
  • Successful applicants must engage with EPA regularly and report on agreed milestones.
  • Successful applicants must liaise with EPA on media or other promotion of the project and acknowledge the funding contribution made by EPA.
  • Publicity materials (such as brochures, signage, advertising) produced for projects funded by the Illegal Dumping Prevention Program must be in line with EPA-developed Report Illegal Dumping branding and style guides.
  • Up to 20% of the project budget can be used for installing signage or developing education materials to improve public reporting of illegal dumping.
  • Grantees will be required to create a brief Illegal Dumping Strategy as part of this project.

Assessment criteria

Eligible applications will be assessed by a technical review committee against the following criteria:

  • strength of the evidence of the illegal dumping problem and the need to capture baseline data (40% weighting)
  • effectiveness and clarity of proposed methods for gathering high-quality illegal dumping data across the jurisdiction and use of RIDonline (30% weighting)
  • appropriateness of budget and project value for money (30% weighting).

Payment schedule

Payment of grant funding will be in 2 parts:

  • Payment 1: 70% of grant funds will be paid upon receipt of a satisfactory project plan, signed funding agreement and an invoice.
  • Payment 2: 30% of grant funds will be paid on receipt of a satisfactory final report including an illegal dumping prevention strategy and final financial report.

Stream 1b (Development of an illegal dumping business case) project requirements

This stream is for councils, groups of councils and state government public land managers that would like to develop a strong business case for sustained internal investment in illegal dumping prevention. We strongly encourage applicants with prior experience in running illegal dumping projects to consider this stream.  Funding of up to $10,000 per entity is available.

This stream is intended for entities with expertise in managing illegal dumping. They will need to demonstrate they have a baseline and understanding of their illegal dumping problem.

This stream will not cover clean-up or illegal dumping prevention activities.

Assessment criteria

Eligible applications will be assessed by a technical review committee against the following criteria:

  • strength of the evidence of the illegal dumping problem, its size and complexity (40% weighting)
  • effectiveness and clarity of proposed methods of developing the business case (30% weighting)
  • appropriateness of budget expenditure (30% weighting).

Payment schedule

Payment of grant funding will be in 2 parts:

  • Payment 1: 70% of grant funds will be paid upon receipt of a satisfactory project plan, signed funding agreement and an invoice.
  • Payment 2: 30% of grant funds will be paid on receipt of a satisfactory illegal dumping prevention business case.

Key information

This stream is an introductory grant for the following entities:

  • individual councils
  • groups of councils eg ROCs, JOs, Regional Waste Groups
  • state government public land managers

Funding of up to $60,000 is available per project, which must be completed within 12 months.

For more information about Stream 2, please attend the applicant webinar or watch the recording.

If you would like to discuss your proposed project, contact the Illegal Dumping Prevention team at illegaldumping.strategy@epa.nsw.gov.au to schedule a chat during the period 19–21 February 2024.

Applications close on 5 April 2024.

Apply via SmartyGrants

This stream is designed to promote knowledge building and support trials and pilots for entities with limited experience in running illegal dumping projects.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be able to provide illegal dumping baseline data for the past 12 months or longer, and
  • have not received more than one grant over the last 3 rounds (Round 6 and 7 of Waste Less Recycle More, and Round 1 of Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy).

Project requirements

  • Projects must include prevention measures to reduce the illegal dumping problem. The selection process will favour projects that show an integrated approach towards preventing and targeting illegal dumping (i.e. they use more than one of the approaches listed in the Illegal Dumping Prevention Strategy 2022- 2027).
  • Applicants must provide baseline data on the illegal dumping problem within their jurisdiction (for example, within a local government area if the applicant is a local council). If there is no baseline data, please see Stream 1a Establishing illegal dumping baseline data.
  • No more than three hotspot areas can be targeted per project.
  • Spending on clean-up and disposal must not exceed 50% of total grant funding.
  • Successful applicants must engage with EPA regularly and report on agreed milestones.
  • Successful applicants must liaise with EPA regarding any media or other promotion of the project. They must acknowledge the funding contribution made by EPA. Any publicity materials (such as brochures, signage, advertising, social media posts) produced for projects funded by the grant must be in line with EPA-developed Report Illegal Dumping (RID) branding and style guides.
  • Successful applicants must use the EPA RIDonline database as part of their project, including all data relating to project activities. Grantees must make sure that data is brought up to date in RIDonline at least every three months. 
  • If any applicants are currently receiving EPA funding for illegal dumping initiatives, including but not limited to RID programs/squad, they should demonstrate how this project will complement the other funded initiatives.

Assessment criteria

Eligible applications will be assessed by a technical review committee against the following criteria:

  • size and complexity of the illegal dumping problem, and how well is it demonstrated (40% weighting)
  • effectiveness of proposed approaches to prevent illegal dumping across targeted area, their probable extent and longevity of impact, extent of collaboration with appropriate partners and stakeholders (30% weighting)
  • probable longevity of the project’s impact (10% weighting)
  • appropriateness of budget and project value for money – predicted outcomes and outputs are proportionate to the funding amount requested and in-kind or other contributions (10% weighting)
  • robustness of project evaluation method (10% weighting).

Application process

Applications must be submitted to the EPA using the SmartyGrants platform.

Payment schedule

Payment of grant funding will be made in 3 parts:

  • Milestone 1: 60% of grant funds will be paid on receipt of a satisfactory project plan, signed funding agreement and an invoice.
  • Milestone 2: 20% of grant funds will be paid on receipt of a satisfactory progress report, financial report and an invoice.
  • Milestone 3: 20% of grant funds will be paid on receipt of a satisfactory final project, final financial report and an invoice.

Ineligible entities

The following entities have received more than one grant under the past 3 rounds of illegal dumping grants, namely Round 6 or 7 of Waste Less Recycle More, or Round 1 of Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy.

These entities are not eligible to apply for grants under Stream 2:

  • Bathurst Regional Council
  • Blue Mountains Council
  • Cessnock Council
  • Cumberland Council
  • Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation
  • Northeast Waste
  • Penrith Council

Key information

This stream is for major illegal dumping projects (bushland or kerbside) for the following entities:

  • Individual councils and individual council groups eg ROCs, JOs, Regional Waste Groups
    • Applicants must have baseline data of the illegal dumping problem within the LGA, either in RIDonline or an alternative
  • State government public land managers
    • Applicants must have baseline data of the illegal dumping problem in the project area

Funding of up to $120,000 per entity is available for projects to be completed within 24 months.

For more information about Stream 3, please attend the applicant webinar or watch the recording.

A brief Expression of Interest must be submitted by 7 March 2024 through SmartyGrants.

Apply via SmartyGrants

Project requirements

  • Projects must include strategic prevention measures to reduce the illegal dumping problem. The selection process will favour projects that show an integrated approach towards preventing and targeting illegal dumping, meaning they incorporate more than one approach to illegal dumping outlined in the NSW Illegal Dumping Strategy 2022-2027.
  • Projects must be planned to run either for 12 months or 24 months.
  • Applicants must provide baseline data of the illegal dumping problem within their jurisdiction (for example, within a local government area if the applicant is a local council). If there is no baseline data, please see Stream 1a Establishing illegal dumping baseline data.
  • Spending on clean-up and disposal must not exceed 50% of total grant funding.
  • Successful applicants must liaise with EPA regarding media or other promotion of the project. They must acknowledge the funding contribution made by EPA. Any publicity materials (such as brochures, signage, advertising, social media posts) produced for projects funded by the grant must be in line with EPA-developed Report Illegal Dumping (RID) branding and style guides.
  • Successful applicants must use the EPA RIDonline database as part of their project, including all data relating to project activities. Grantees must make sure that data is brought up to date in RIDonline at least every three months. 
  • Applicants should describe how the project relates to:
    • the entity’s illegal dumping strategy (if there is one in place). 
    • any similar illegal dumping prevention projects/activities managed by the same or related entity.
  • If any applicants are currently receiving EPA funding for illegal dumping initiatives, including but not limited to RID programs/squad, they should demonstrate how this project will complement the other funded initiatives.

Assessment criteria

Eligible applications will be assessed by a technical review committee against the following criteria:

  • size and complexity of the illegal dumping problem, and how well is it demonstrated (40% weighting)
  • effectiveness of proposed approaches to prevent illegal dumping across targeted area; their probable extent and longevity of impact; extent of collaboration with appropriate partners and stakeholders; extent of integration with RID squad/program (where applicable) (30% weighting)
  • probable longevity of the project’s impact (10% weighting)
  • appropriateness of budget and project value for money – predicted outcomes and outputs are proportionate to the funding amount requested and in-kind or other contributions (10% weighting)
  • robustness of project evaluation method (10% weighting). 

Application process

A brief Expression of Interest (EOI) must be submitted using the SmartyGrants platform. The EPA will contact you after you have submitted your EOI and will arrange a meeting during the period 11 – 21 March 2024. In this meeting, you can discuss your proposal and ask questions about the grants. After the meeting, you will be invited to complete a full application.

Initial EOI is due by 7 March 2024, and the full application is due by 12 April 2024.

Payment schedule

Payment of grant funding will be made in three parts:

  • Milestone 1: 60% of grant funds will be paid on receipt of a satisfactory project plan, signed funding agreement and an invoice.
  • Milestone 2: 20% of grant funds will be paid on receipt of a satisfactory progress, financial report and an invoice.
  • Milestone 3: 20% of grant funds will be paid on receipt of a satisfactory final project, final financial report and an invoice.
 

Key information

Not yet open. Contact illegaldumping.strategy@epa.nsw.gov.au for further details.

This is a new grant stream to run a collaborative project addressing illegal dumping across multiple land tenures for groups of organisations (including local councils, groupings of councils and state government public land managers).

Funding of up to $200,000 per group is available for projects to be completed within 24 months.

Project requirements

  • Applications with a mix of state and local government entities will be viewed favourably, but this is not essential.
  • Projects must include strategic prevention measures to reduce the illegal dumping problem. The selection process will favour projects that show an integrated approach towards preventing and targeting illegal dumping, meaning they incorporate more than one approach to illegal dumping outlined in the NSW Illegal Dumping Strategy 2022-2027.
  • Projects do not need to be focused on specific hotspots – they can be engagement or communications across a region.
  • Supporting letters from project partners must be attached.
  • A project steering group will need to be formed if your application is successful. It will need to be made up of suitably qualified representatives of the partner organisations, including the organisation/s managing public land on which proposed projects are to be located. Successful applicants must engage with EPA regularly and report on agreed milestones.
  • Projects must be planned to run either for 12 months or 24 months.
  • All partners in the application must have baseline data.
  • Successful applicants must use the EPA RIDonline database as part of their project and ensure that data is brought up to date in RIDonline at least every three months.
  • Partners can include entities that do not manage public land such as community groups, Local Aboriginal Land Councils or charities, but the purpose of their participation must be to prevent dumping on public land.
  • Projects must not involve spending more than 50% of the grant funding on clean up and disposal of illegal dumped materials.
  • if any applicants are currently receiving EPA funding for illegal dumping initiatives, including but not limited to RID programs/squad, they should demonstrate how this project will complement the other funded initiatives.

Assessment criteria

Eligible applications will be assessed by a technical review committee against the following criteria:

  • size and complexity of the illegal dumping problem, and how well is it demonstrated (40% weighting)
  • effectiveness of proposed collaborative approaches to prevent illegal dumping across targeted area; their probable extent and longevity of impact; extent of integration with RID squad/program (where applicable) (30% weighting)
  • probable longevity of the project’s impact (10% weighting)
  • appropriateness of budget and project value for money – predicted outcomes and outputs are proportionate to the funding amount requested and in-kind or other contributions (10% weighting)
  • robustness of project evaluation method (10% weighting).

Application process

A brief Expression of Interest (EOI) must be submitted using the SmartyGrants platform. We will contact you after you have submitted your EOI and will arrange a meeting during the period 2 September to 3 October 2024. In this meeting, you can discuss your proposal and ask questions about the grants. After the meeting, you will be invited to complete a full application.

Initial EOI is due by 30 August 2024, and the full application is due by 16 October 2024.

Payment schedule

Payment of grant funding will be made in 3 parts:

  • Milestone 1: 60% of grant funds will be paid on receipt of a satisfactory project plan, signed funding agreement and an invoice.
  • Milestone 2: 20% of grant funds will be paid on receipt of a satisfactory progress report, financial report and an invoice.
  • Milestone 3: 20% of grant funds will be paid on receipt of a satisfactory final project, final financial report and an invoice.

Previous recipients

Recipients

The following 18 grants have been awarded to councils and public land managers around NSW to help them prevent and clean up illegal dumping. The total amount funded is just under $1.33 million, as part of Round 1 of the Illegal Dumping Prevention Grants, under the NSW Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041.

Organisation and
funding amount
Project
Option 1

Albury City Council
$85,000.00

RID Albury of Waste – Reducing Illegal Dumping
This project will build strong partnerships with landowners and community stakeholders to reduce the dumping of household waste including whitegoods, electrical items and mattresses. This project has multiple benefits and aims to reduce illegal dumping by 40% in a year while also reducing the financial burden of dumping on Council by 50%.

Bathurst Regional Council
$117,748.00

Implementing Bathurst's Illegal Dumping Strategy
This project will decrease illegal dumping and move Bathurst towards a circular economy through education and behaviour change campaigns. Local infrastructure will be built to deter illegal dumping and mobile surveillance will be set up at hotspots. Council will also increase community awareness of this serious issue through publicising illegal dumping incidents and the impact they have on the community.

Penrith City Council
$120,000.00

Clean up of Community Venues
This project will drive down illegal dumping at halls, neighbourhood and community centres that have a history of dumping activity. Council will install waste infrastructure including roofed bin enclosures and signage to deter offenders. Council will also roll out an education campaign encouraging community to report dumping and use alternative disposal methods for unwanted items.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation
$109,650.00

Southern region asbestos removal program
This project will target Wollongong, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven and Kiama councils. It will provide community education on the correct asbestos disposal techniques as well as offering a complimentary asbestos collection service for households to stop illegal dumping before it starts.

Canberra Region Joint Organisation
$115,810.00

NSW-ACT Cross Border Illegal Dumping pilot
This project will implement more collaborative, structured and targeted approaches to tackle cross-border illegal dumping. Queanbeyan-Palerang and Yass Valley councils will invest in education of landholders and transport companies, improve collaboration and install infrastructure including signage and cameras.

Lake Macquarie City Council
$111,283.00

Let's Keep Lake Mac Clean
This project will reduce the amount of illegal dumping in the region by targeting seven hot spot areas. Council will install gates, fencing, mobile cameras, lighting and an Illegal Dumping Investigation Officer to actively monitor the hot spots and pursue investigation, enforcement and clean-up activities.

National Parks and Wildlife Service
$104,500.00

Removal, Prevention and Disposal of Illegal Rubbish in the Pelaw Main Precinct - Werakata SCA
This project will monitor key locations and remove illegally dumped waste in the Werakata State Conservation Area near Cessnock. National Parks and Wildlife Service will work with Cessnock City Council to roll out a community education project to reduce rubbish and vandalisation and decrease risks to wildlife.

Cumberland Council
$120,000.00

Clean Up Cumberland - Phase 2
This project will install three more CCTV fixed-pole cameras, fencing and bollards and upgraded signage in areas known to frequently attract illegal dumping.

Kyogle Council
$72,100.00

Parks are for people. Stamping out dumping in Kyogle.
This project will focus on reducing dumping of household waste in public bins and public parks. Council will adopt a multi-faceted approach including education, infrastructure and enforcement to reduce dumping of household waste in Kyogle township public park bins by 30% and instil and sustain an anti-dumping culture within the community.

Maitland City Council
$83,000.00

Weblands Street Land Illegal Dumping Prevention Project
This project will prevent and clean up illegal dumping in Weblands Street Land, Aberglasslyn, through the installation of fencing, mobility gates and covert illegal dumping cameras. The reserve's ecological and recreational value has been significantly impacted by illegal dumping, with an estimated 50 tonnes of waste removed by the council over the past five years.

Canterbury-Bankstown Council
$77,000.00

Eyes On Hot Spots - Surveillance program CBCity
This project will boost surveillance capabilities through the installation of CCTV cameras and signage to target known hot spots and deter dumping behaviour. Monitoring will cover 10 hot spots throughout the life of the project and integrate into Canterbury-Bankstown's existing education and behaviour change program and support enforcement officers to catch offenders.

National Parks and Wildlife Service
$41,906.00

Education, Restriction and Surveillance for Garawarra State Conservation Area
This project will implement further strategies to reduce illegal dumping and prevent anti-social behaviour in the Garrawarra State Conservation Area. National Parks and Wildlife Service will roll out a locally targeted education program, restrict access to dumping hotspots and install mobile surveillance infrastructure.

Singleton Council
$71,000.00

Preventing Illegal Dumping in Singleton
This project will reduce illegal dumping at several known hotspot locations while also supporting the Singleton community to begin using RID Online. Council will use surveillance, signage and targeted education to effectively reduce and prevent dumping in key locations.

Option 2

Walgett Shire Council
$20,000

Establishing an illegal dumping baseline - Walgett Council
This project will capture local illegal dumping baseline data over a 12-month period.

Balranald Shire Council
$20,000

Establishing an illegal dumping baseline - Walgett Council
This project will capture local illegal dumping baseline data over a 12-month period. Council will also begin to use the RID online tool and develop a strategy to prevent illegal dumping.

NetWaste
$20,000

Establishing an illegal dumping baseline - Bogan Council
This project will gather baseline local illegal dumping data using the RID online tool and develop a strategy to prevent future illegal dumping in Bogan Shire.

Edward River Council
$20,000

Establishing an illegal dumping baseline - Edward River Council
This project will capture local illegal dumping baseline data over a 12-month period.

Leeton Shire Council
$20,000

Establishing an illegal dumping baseline - Leeton Shire Council
This project will capture local illegal dumping baseline data over a 12-month period.

There were 7 rounds of the Illegal Dumping Clean-Up and Prevention Program Grants under Waste Less Recycle More funding.