An investment of $337 million over four years in Waste Less, Recycle More initiatives will assist state-wide litter reduction and waste management projects.
The 2017-2021 funding includes:
- $30 million for litter reduction programs, including $1.5 million for community litter grants and $4 million for council litter grants
- $88.5 million for resource recovery infrastructure
- $57 million for household problem waste programs, including $37 million for community recycling centre collections and processing
- $70 million for councils’ waste and resource recovery projects
- $65 million to combat illegal dumping.
Minister for the Environment Mark Speakman said Waste Less, Recycle More is a comprehensive approach to improving waste and recycling behaviours in NSW households.
“A cleaner environment benefits the whole community and is everyone’s responsibility, and with this investment, the NSW Government is making it easier for households and businesses to do the right thing,” Mr Speakman said.
The initiative will help to meet the Premier’s Priority goal of reducing litter in NSW by 40 per cent by 2020.