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$5m grants to boost recycling in NSW

New South Wales’ waste industry has been buoyed by the latest $4.7 million grant, as part of the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) Waste Less, Recycle More program.

According to EPA NSW, the grants are aimed at recycling facilities and will be delivered through its partnership with the NSW Environmental Trust.

“In this fourth round of funding we are particularly looking for projects that will increase recycling of construction and demolition waste, including bricks, concrete, soils and natural aggregates,” said Steve Beaman, EPA Executive Director of Waste and Resource Recovery.

“This is an increasing waste stream in our communities so developing processes that will ensure the recovery of clean reusable materials from this product is important.

“Supporting initiatives that improve and expand recycling capabilities is fundamental to achieving the NSW Government’s target to divert 75 per cent of all waste from landfill by 2021.

“This Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement grants program has already delivered more than $13 million in grants since 2014 to divert an expected 174,000 tonnes of waste per year.”

NSW Environmental Trust Director Grants, Peter Dixon, added. “We are pleased to offer this new round of funding to support waste organisations to divert waste from NSW landfills.

Waste Less, Recycle More is a nine year $802 million waste grants initiative designed to transform waste management and recycling in NSW.

More information about Waste Less, Recycle More and how to apply for a Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement grant is available at the EPA NSW website.

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