Organics Infrastructure (large and small) Program

Program snapshot

Category: Organics Infrastructure Fund

Amounts: Total of $14 million; individual grants of up to $3 million depending on the type of grant project

Eligible bodies: Local councils, business, government institutions, not for profits, and industry, depending on the type of grant project/stream

Contact: 1300 361 967 or organics.recycling@epa.nsw.gov.au

Status:  Round 7 closes on 29 August 2019

Managed by: NSW Environmental Trust

Aims

The Waste Less, Recycle More Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Program provides $57 million over nine years to fund infrastructure and equipment to reduce food and garden organics waste going to landfill.

How to apply

Application forms, guidelines and full details about how to apply are available on the NSW Environmental Trust website.

Information sessions

Webinars were held on the 17 July 2019 to provide information to applicants. For copies of the webinar slides please email organics.recycling@epa.nsw.gov.au

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

Provides funding for onsite processing or pre-processing equipment.

Stream 3: Food Donation Infrastructure

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.

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

Stream 4: Product Quality

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

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

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.

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

Past recipients

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

Waste and Resource Recovery Branch
Organics Unit
Phone: (02) 9995 6876
Email: organics.recycling@epa.nsw.gov.au

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