NSW Organics Infrastructure Grants open

Bagged food organics waste for composting
EPA NSW is now accepting applications for Round 4 of the Organics Infrastructure Grants.

Applications opened on 14 June for the latest round of the program, which offers grants of between $25,000 and $5 million to build or supply the infrastructure needed to divert food and organic garden waste from landfill.

The program’s objectives are to increase infrastructure and equipment to increase recycling capacity for food and garden waste in NSW or improve opportunities to redistribute good food to people in need.

The grants fall under three streams: Food and Garden Organics Processing; Business Organics Recycling; and Food Donation.

EPA NSW is inviting applications from local councils, industry, business and not-for-profit organisations, with particular encouragement to those projects that can be “substantially completed” by June 2017.

“This program is part of a comprehensive strategy underway in NSW to get food and garden waste out of landfill,” said EPA NSW Chair and CEO, Barry Buffier

“It includes education through Love Food Hate Waste, new green-lid kerbside collection services and this funding for infrastructure to redistribute good food to people need or recycle avoidable food waste into compost.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 13 July.

More information about the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative and how to apply for an Organics Infrastructure (large and small) grant is available on the EPA NSW website.

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