Scrap Together grants

Program snapshot

Category: Organics Infrastructure Fund.

Amounts: Total of $260,000; individual grants of up to $10,000

Eligible bodies: NSW Councils, groups of NSW Councils. 

Contact: or

Status: Grants have been awarded.

Managed by: NSW Environment Protection Authority


The following grants have been awarded:

  • $30,000 – Dubbo Regional Council (includes Mid-Western Regional and Narromine Shire Councils)
  • $10,000 – Kempsey Shire Council
  • $10,000 – Wagga Wagga City Council
  • $9,650 – Shellharbour City Council
  • $50,500 – North East Waste (includes Byron Shire, Ballina Shire, Lismore City, Richmond Valley, Clarence Valley and Tweed Shire Councils)
  • $50,000 – Canberra Regional Joint Organisation (Includes Bega Valley Shire, Goulburn Mulwaree, Snowy Monaro Regional, Snowy Valley Shire and Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Councils)
  • $10,000 – Lake Macquarie City Council
  • $10,000 – Penrith City Council
  • $10,000 – Kiama Municipal Council
  • $10,000 – Broken Hill City Council
  • $40,000 – Netwaste (includes Parkes and Forbes Shire Councils and Bathurst and Orange Regional Councils)


The objectives of the Scrap Together grant program include:

  • increasing the proportion of food waste put into the FOGO bin rather than red lid bin in council areas with existing FOGO collections
  • collecting additional audit and social research evidence to evaluate the effectiveness of the Scrap Together Campaign and the impact of different delivery activities.

Funding available 

Total of $260,000; individual grants of up to $10,000. Groups of councils submitting a joint application could apply for up to $10,000 for each participating council.

Application guidelines

This document has been provided for information only.


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

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