Funding grants for recycling projects

Published 10th August, 2015 in Infrastructure

Seven infrastructure projects will receive almost $18 million in grant funding to divert waste from landfill and increase recycling across NSW.

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Recycling projects will divert over 660,000 tones of waste from landfill every year

The Major Resource Recovery Infrastructure grants will divert over 660,000 tonnes of waste from landfill each year that the project runs.

The funding is part of the NSW Government’s $465.7 million Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.

Environment Minister Mark Speakman said the grants will increase NSW’s capacity for waste and recycling, and create around 180 jobs in the recycling sector.

“This infrastructure investment is being rolled out across NSW to modernise our waste and recycling capabilities and to boost the state’s capacity to divert 75% of all waste from landfill by 2021,” Mr Speakman said.

The infrastructure projects awarded grants are:

• $5 million to Dial-A-Dump to build a new commercial and industrial waste facility.
• $5 million to ResourceCo Asia (Australia) to establish a new facility to recover dry mixed commercial and industrial waste.
• $2.645 million to BioCoal to develop a new facility to recover organic material from kerbside residual waste.
• $1.937 million to the City of Newcastle to establish a new mixed waste facility.
• $1.3 million to Relivit to construct and operate a facility to process absorbent hygiene waste.
• $1.05 million to PGM Refiners to build an e-waste recycling facility.
• $1 million to Doyle Bros to establish a material recovery facility to process dry commercial and industrial waste.

Find out more about the grant recipients by visiting the Waste Less, Recycle More program website.

Published 10th August, 2015 in Infrastructure