$6m to trim business waste

business waste rebates

A $6 million rebate initiative over the next three years will help New South Wales businesses reduce waste, increase recycling, and improve the bottom line.

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Executive Director of Programs and Innovation, Kathy Giunta, said businesses, organisations, and councils can apply for up to $50,000 to purchase on-site recycling equipment and technology under the Bin Trim Equipment Rebates Program.

“Rebates of up to $50,000 are available to cover up to half the cost of eligible products, including smart scales, source separation bins, shredders, commercial worm farms, glass crushers and trolleys to transport waste,” Giunta said.

“Under the Bin Trim Rebates Program, $6.2 million across 417 rebates has been awarded to businesses, councils, and organisations to invest $14.8 million in recycling equipment and technology since 2014.

“This has resulted in the removal of more than 70,000 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste from landfill.”

The funding is open to all New South Wales businesses, councils and organisations that meet the following criteria:

  • Use a commercial and industrial waste service at a site;
  • Have a valid Australian Business Number (ABN);
  • Employ one or more full-time employees; and
  • Send commercial and industrial waste to landfill.

This includes charities, not-for-profits, public entities such as schools and hospitals, and government organisations.

Giunta said the initiative is transforming waste management practices across the state, providing an opportunity to empower workplaces to enhance their recycling efforts.

“It’s more than just a rebates program; it’s a step towards a greener, more sustainable future for New South Wales. It’s a win for the environment and a win for your hip pocket,” she said.

“Small to medium sized businesses play a vital role in driving our circular economy and can help create a more sustainable future for our community.”

For details on how to apply, including the rebate guidelines and previous success stories, visit: https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/bintrim-rebates

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