Four grants are now available to improve waste and recycling services, as well as reduce the impact of rubbish in your community.
$6 million Organics Infrastructure (large and small) grants will be open to support the processing of organic waste. More than a third of waste which is sent to landfill each year in NSW consists of food.
This grant is open to local councils and businesses for projects that build, upgrade, or expand organics processing infrastructure for source separated organics.
This could include facilities that will process kerbside food and organics (FOGO) into compost or convert food only waste into animal feed or energy, through anaerobic digestion.
Applications for these grants will close 21 October.
$12 million Organics Collection grants will also be available to councils and regional organisations tied to councils to support the diversion of FOGO waste at kerbside.
These projects could include upgrading existing kerbside garden waste collections, conducting trials, or purchasing new equipment.
Applications will close 28 October.
$7 million Circular Solar Grants will be made available for industry, research organisations, not-for-profits, councils, and government organisations for innovative projects that reuse and recycle old solar panels and their battery waste.
Applications for these grants will be open for 4 November.
$2 million Litter Prevention Grants will be open for local community litter reduction projects. These include community clean up days or butt-bin installations. NSW EPA says that these projects have previously been successful, with an average litter-reduction rate of 70 per cent at targeted hotspots.
Litter Prevention grant applications close 8 November.