Organics Collections grants

Applications have closed for Round 7 of the Organics Collections grants.

Program snapshot

Category: Organics Infrastructure Fund

Amounts: Total of $27 million; individual grants: up to $1.3 million

Eligible bodies: Local councils and businesses

Contact: 131 555 or organics.recycling@epa.nsw.gov.au

Status:   Round 7 has been awarded

Managed by: NSW Environmental Trust

Aims

This eight-year, $27 million program funds new or improved local council household kerbside collection services for food and garden organics, including collection systems for garden only, food waste, or a combination of both.

View the NSW Organics Collection services map (PDF 576KB).

Case studies

These case studies detail the process each council employed to upgrade an existing service or introduce a new one to their residents and the results.

Watch the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council Composting Food and Garden Organics video.

Past recipients

A total of $24.5 million has been allocated so far to divert more than 151,000 tonnes of food and garden waste from landfill in NSW.

  • Round 7 allocated $2 million to five projects for the collection of organics waste from households and businesses. As a result of the grant funding an estimated additional 12,554 tonnes of business and household organics waste will be collected for recycling each year. View project summaries on the NSW Environmental Trust page.
  • Round 6 allocated $5 million to 10 projects. For the first time, this program is also supporting food waste collections from businesses, with three projects starting as a result of the grant funding to collect an estimated 1,350 tonnes of business food waste a year. View project summaries on the NSW Environmental Trust page.
  • Round 5 allocated $2 million to 7 councils to provide new organics collection services to their residents, including four multi-unit dwelling trials. View project summaries on the NSW Environmental Trust page.
  • Round 4 allocated $1.6 million to 4 councils to provide new organics collection services to their residents. View project summaries on the NSW Environmental Trust page.
  • Round 3 allocated $3.5 million to 7 councils to provide new organics collection services to their residents. View project summaries on the NSW Environmental Trust page.
  • Round 2 allocated $5.8 million to 10 councils for new organics collection services. View project summaries on the on the NSW Environmental Trust page.
  • Round 1 allocated $6.5 million to 21 councils to provide new organics collection services to their residents. View project summaries on the NSW Environmental Trust page.

More information

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

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