Waste and recycling operations in New South Wales, including landfills, Community Recycling Centres, Return and Earn points, and charitable recyclers, can reopen to the public following lengthy COVID-19 closures.
More than $5 million has been awarded as part of the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) Bin Trim program.
The program aims to help businesses produce less waste or divert it from landfill into recycling. It provides funding for organisations to access waste assessors who provide advice and support to individual businesses to increase their waste diversion and reduction.
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To make this happen, 16 councils, industry, consultancies and not-for-profit organisations have been awarded $5.16 million.
Sustainability solutions company Eco Guardians was awarded $379,200 to divert food organics and dry recyclables from landfill by targeting up to 400 business in the Greater Sydney, Central Coast and Hunter region.
Environmental consulting company Cool Planet Energy Pty Ltd was awarded $398,700
To target industrial, hospitality and accommodation sectors in regional NSW to divert organics and dry recyclables.
The grants were awarded under the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.
For more information on the grants, click here.