NSW Government Waste Less, Recycle More Initiative extended and expanded
More opportunities for communities to improve their local public spaces will be available under the extended initiative, into which a further $337 million will be dedicated over four years from 2017 – 2021.
Waste Less, Recycle More, led by the NSW EPA, provides funding for business recycling, organics collections, market development, managing problem wastes, new waste infrastructure, local councils and programs to tackle illegal dumping and litter.
“Opportunities will be available for small community groups, not for profits, local councils and businesses, to ensure that waste and recycling innovation is rolled out across our communities – from investment in local park infrastructure through to improved recycling plants,” said Minister for the Environment Mark Speakman.
“By creating an innovative and robust waste and recycling sector, we can establish best-practice systems and empower local communities to create and maintain clean environments and reduce landfill.
The initiative is funded through the waste levy and is the largest waste and recycling funding program in Australia.
Keep NSW Beautiful’s Community Litter Grants are funded by the waste levy under Waste Less Recyle More.
KNSWB CEO David Imrie said “I’m delighted to see the extension and expansion of Waste Less, Recycle More.
“The programs devised under this initiative have been designed to continuously improve the environment through sparking behavioural and structural change.”
The Waste Less, Recycle More funding priorities for 2017-21 are:
* local government waste and resource recovery – $70 million
* illegal dumping prevention and waste enforcement – $65 million
* household problem wastes – $57 million
* waste and recycling infrastructure – $48 million
* organics infrastructure – $35.5 million
* litter prevention and enforcement – $30 million
* business recycling – $22.5 million
* recycling innovation – $5 million
* Heads of Asbestos Co-ordinating Authorities – $4 million
For more information, download the Waste Less, Recycle More expansion brochure.
To find out how you can take advantage of the initiative via our Community Litter Grants program, email us.