Up to $1M is available from Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement Program to assist projects that will improve recycling capabilities and reduce waste.
Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement Program
The Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement Program supports projects which encourage investment in new equipment and upgrades that will boost recycling processing capacity in NSW.
The Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement Program designed to fund resource recovery facilities that can increase recycling of waste materials from households and businesses in a cost-effective manner. The program aims to increase the amount of waste materials recycled by accelerating and stimulating investment in recycling infrastructure at existing licensed recycling facilities, and increasing resource recovery to meet the NSW 2021 recycling targets.
Individual grants of $100,000 to $1 million are available under two streams; large and medium, to cover up to 50 percent* of the capital costs relating to the enhancement or expansion of infrastructure.
- Stream 1 (large projects) – applicants with a total project value of $1 million or more
- Stream 2 (medium projects) – applicants with a total project value of less than $1 million
Priority will be given to proposals that expand and enhance infrastructure and plant for:
- recovery of recyclables from sorted and unsorted waste from business, industry and households
- processing and stabilisation of residual business, industry and household waste
- reuse, recycling and reprocessing of recyclable materials from business, industry and households such as
- paper, glass, metals
- tyres, rubber
- wood/timber including engineered timbers
- copper chrome arsenate treated timber and other treated timbers
- cardboard and consumer packaging
- plasterboard and other construction and demolition wastes (excluding asbestos and contaminated waste)
This program will not fund new recycling facilities – the Major Resource Recovery Infrastructure grants program provides support for new infrastructure and is currently open until 2 November 2017.
To be eligible you must:
- currently own and operate a resource recovery facility that is licensed by the NSW EPA
- be one of the following:
- council, regional organisation or other local government controlled organisation
- non-government/not-for-profit organisation with an established legal status, or are able to be administered by another organisation
- private industry or partnership as defined under the Corporations Act
- have a history of compliance with NSW environment protection laws.
Applications close 20 December 2017.