Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Emergency Services; Innovation and the Digital Economy; Medical Research; Volunteering

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

    3/08/2020 9:00 AM
    • $1.54 million of grants available to assist waste reduction and education programs
    • Funding builds on $4.5 million invested in WA since 2017 on reducing waste and increasing recycling 

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


    Announcing the $1.54 million fund today, 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.


    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "Getting our waste sorted is important for the McGowan Government, and we have already made progress with initiatives such as the ban on lightweight single-use plastic bags and the container deposit scheme.


    "The WasteSorted Grants provide an opportunity to support projects that address the State Government's waste management priorities to help Western Australia become a more sustainable low waste community, create local jobs and help get the economy back on track.


    "I encourage organisations to apply for funding for projects that tackle issues such as reducing waste generation, diverting waste from landfill and improving community and industry education."


    Minister's office - 6552 5800