Author: Ryan Collins
The first tranche of grant funding under the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative has been announced. The initiative is a five-year $465.7 million initiative led by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to help achieve the State's recycling targets, stimulate investment in infrastructure and combat illegal dumping and littering.
The EPA is working with the NSW Environmental Trust which will administer some of the grant programs. As part of this first tranche of grant programs, the initiative is seeking applications to make it easier for the community to recycle and reduce waste. Funding for these grant programs comes from the Waste Levy. The first round of funding for four separate grants, totaling $38.62 million over four years has just opened:
• $9.65 million Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement
• $11.35 million for Community Recycling Centres
• $16.22 million Local Government Organics Collection Systems
• $1.4 million Love Food, Hate Waste
• $3 million Householders' asbestos disposal scheme
• $2 million Combating illegal dumping: clean-up and prevention grants program
Of particular interest to recyclers would be the Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement aimed at stimulating and accelerating investment to enhance existing recycling facilities.
For more detailed information about the initiative, please visit the NSW EPA's Waste Less Recycle More web page.
Don't forget it's National Recycling Week from 11th to 17th November 2013.