Waste reduction grants for WA businesses, NFPs, local governments and community groups

More than $1.5 million in community and business based grants is being made available by the WA Government as part of its commitment to reducing waste in Western Australia.

Announcing the $1.54 million fund, WA Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has called for applications from infrastructure based projects that can deliver better waste management practices and education projects which can improve awareness of the need to reduce waste.

Grants of up to $250,000 are available to support investment in local recycling infrastructure, and of up to $50,000 for educational programs. The grants are available to businesses, charitable recycling organisations, local governments, regional councils, peak industry bodies, not-for-profit organisations and research and educational institutions.

The WasteSorted Grants – Infrastructure and Community Education 2020-21 replaces the Community and Industry Engagement program, which since 2017 has invested $4.5 million in Western Australian programs which improved the recovery and reuse of focus materials including plastics, construction and demolition waste, textiles, and food organics and garden organics.

For more information on the WasteSorted Grants or to apply for funding, visit the Waste Authority’s website. Applications close at 12pm on September 14, 2020.

Source: WA Government