Major Resource Recovery Infrastructure Program

Program snapshot

Category: Waste and Recycling Infrastructure Fund

Amounts: Total of $25 million from 2017-2021; including individual grants of

  • $1 million to $5 million for private sector and not-for-profit organisations
  • $1 million to $10 million for councils.

Grants can cover up to 50 per cent of project capital costs. Councils that are eligible under the Special Consideration clause may be funded up to 75% of the capital costs.

Eligible bodies: Councils, industry, business and not-for profit organisations

Contact: (02) 9995 6179 or

Status: Currently closed. Applications for round 4 will open later in mid-2019.

The EPA announces the opening of all waste and resource recovery grants in our Waste Updates email newsletter.

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Past grant recipients can be viewed on the NSW Environmental Trust website.

Managed by: NSW Environmental Trust in partnership with the NSW EPA.


This program is aimed at accelerating and stimulating investment in waste and recycling infrastructure to help meet the NSW 2021 recycling targets.

The program is designed to fund major resource recovery facilities that can increase recycling of waste materials from households and businesses in a cost-effective manner.

Priority will be given to proposals that focus on

  • recovery of recyclables from sorted and unsorted waste from business and households
  • reuse, recycling and reprocessing of recyclable materials from business and households such as plastics, timber, paper, cardboard, consumer packaging and tyres
  • processing, stabilisation and energy recovery from residual business and household waste

How to apply for grants

The Major Resource Recovery Infrastructure grant program is not currently open, however, example guidelines and application forms can be viewed on the NSW Environmental Trust website.

Past recipients

Grant recipients from Rounds 1,2 and 3 can be viewed on the NSW Environmental Trust website.

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