Organics Infrastructure (large and small) Program

Program snapshot

Category: Organics Infrastructure Fund

Amounts: Total of $3.75 million; individual grants of up to $1 million depending on the type of grant stream.

Eligible bodies: Stream 1 - organisations upgrading the five AWT facilities eligible for waste levy exemption. Stream 5 - transfer station operators servicing councils impacted by the MWOO decision.

Contact: 1300 361 967 or

Status: Round 8 has been awarded.

Managed by: NSW Environmental Trust.


The Waste Less, Recycle More Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Program (2013-21) provided $57 million over nine years to fund infrastructure and equipment to reduce food and garden organics waste going to landfill. This funding has now been exhausted.

An additional $3.75 million has been made available to support organisations impacted by the Mixed Waste Organics Outputs decision. Only streams 1 and 5 are available this round.

How to apply

Guidelines are available from the Environmental Trust website. Applications are now closed.  

Five funding streams

Stream 1: Organics Processing Infrastructure

Provides funding for new and enhanced infrastructure to process food, garden or combined food and garden organics from households and/or businesses. 

Stream 2: Business Organics Recycling - not available this round

Provides funding for onsite processing or pre-processing equipment. 

Stream 3: Food Donation Infrastructure - not available this round

Provides funding for infrastructure to facilitate the collection and redistribution of edible food waste from businesses to people in need, such as fridges, freezers, refrigerated vans and storage equipment like forklifts.

More information about food donation grants.

Stream 4: Product Quality - not available this round

Provides funding for equipment to improve the quality of recycled organics products to support access to new markets.

Stream 5: Transfer Stations

Provides funding for the capital costs relating to infrastructure and equipment to establish new or upgrade existing transfer stations so that they can also be used as transfer stations for food (or food and garden) organics.

Example application form and guidelines are available from the NSW Environmental Trust website.

Past recipients

Round 8

Round 8 allocated $1 million across the following stream.

Round 7

Round 7 allocated $8,901,450 to 18 projects across the following three streams:

Round 6

Round 6 allocated $9,864,640 to 17 projects across the following three streams:

Round 5

Round 5 allocated $5,214,055 to 15 projects across the following three streams:

Round 4

Round 3

Round 2

Round 1

More information

Circular Economy Programs
Organics Unit
Phone: (02) 9995 6890

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