21 Western Australian businesses, not-for-profits, local governments and community groups will share more than $1.4 million in community and business-based grants from the Western Australian Government as part of its commitment to reduce waste in the state.
The WasteSorted Grants – Infrastructure and Community Education 2021-22 aim to support investment in local recycling infrastructure with grants of up to $250,000 and waste education programs with grants of up to $50,000.
The grants will support both recycling infrastructure development and initiatives and events that contribute to waste avoidance and resource recovery throughout Western Australia.
Funding was made available for businesses, charitable recycling organisations, local governments, regional councils, peak industry bodies, not-for-profit organisations, and research and educational institutions.
Environment Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson said the funding would also support local jobs throughout the state.
“The WasteSorted Grants present a fantastic opportunity to support projects that address the [Western Australian] Government’s waste management priorities and help Western Australia become a more sustainable low waste community,” she said.
“This program is just one way we can support industry and the community, create jobs and bring some of the best waste projects to life.”
The full list of recipients for the infrastructure stream include City of Karratha, Resource Recovery Group, City of Armadale, WA Recycling, C-Wise Holdings Pty Ltd, City of Kalamunda, City of Busselton, Green Skills Inc and Hastie Waste.
The full list of recipients for the community education stream include WA Community Gardens Network, Adventure Kids Entertainment, Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Resource Centre Inc, City of South Perth, City of Armadale, City of Cockburn, REmida Perth Inc, Australian Association for Environmental Education WA Inc, Repair Cafe Bassendean, North Midlands Project Incorporated, City of Bayswater and Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council.
Since 2017, the Western Australian Government has provided $6 million in grants for WA projects which improve the recovery and reuse of focus materials including plastics, construction and demolition waste, textiles, food organics and garden organics.