What is the E-waste Infrastructure Grants?

The Sustainability Victoria’s E-waste Infrastructure Grants is a program for industry and local government and WRRGs seeking to invest in projects that increase recovery of e-waste materials.

 

Funding

Applicants can choose from one of two streams of funding.

1. E-waste Reprocessing Grant

This grant is available for projects focused on increasing Victoria’s e-waste processing capacity and capability by delivering e-waste reprocessing solutions and/or upgrades to existing e-waste reprocessing facilities.

Sustainability Victoria (SV) will provide up to $500,000 to purchase and install equipment and/or upgrade infrastructure at existing e-waste reprocessing facilities.

This funding type is conditional on a minimum co-contribution model towards total project cost.

  • For applications by business/ industry, each $1 of our funding must be matched by a $2 co-contribution.
  • For applications by local government or WRRGS, each $1 of our funding must be matched by a $1 co-contribution.

2. E-waste Collection and Storage Grant

This grant is available for projects focused on ensuring collection and storage of e-waste is conducted to a high standard.

SV will provide funding of up to $100,000 for projects delivering fixed, semi-permanent e-waste infrastructure upgrades and alternate non-fixed collection and storage solutions (e.g. e-waste collection trailer).

This funding type is conditional on a minimum co-contribution model towards total project cost.

  • For applications by business/ industry, each $1 of SV funding must be matched by a $2 co-contribution.
  • For applications by local government or WRRGS, each $1 of SV funding must be matched by a $1 co-contribution.

 

Eligible Projects

E-waste Reprocessing Grant

Projects that meet the following criteria will be considered by SV for funding:

  • Projects must address one or more of the below benefits:
    • build e-waste reprocessing capacity and capability in Victoria
    • improve the value of e-waste materials through better sorting and reprocessing of e-waste
    • increase recovered e-waste materials with secured end markets.
  • Align with the goals and directions in the SWRRIP and relevant regional and metropolitan waste and resource recovery infrastructure plan(s)
  • Be located in and servicing Victoria
  • Be completed by 31 March 2022.

E-waste Collection and Storage Grant

Projects that meet the following criteria will be considered by SV for funding:

  • Collection and storage projects must be designed and constructed in line with:
    • Key requirements of the AS/NZS 5377: 2013
    • All relevant building codes
    • All OH&S Act requirements including Section 28
    • All relevant EPA requirements
    • Any other relevant requirements that may not be listed.
  • Projects in identified geographical e-waste collection gaps including:
    • eastern suburbs of Melbourne
    • Warrnambool.
  • Other geographical locations with a demonstrated need. (i.e the percentage of population will gain access to a safe e-waste disposal).
  • Be located in and servicing Victoria
  • Be completed by 31 March 2022.

 

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible for funding, applicants must:

 

Timing

Applications close 30 March 2020.

 

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