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Organics Infrastructure Large and Small

The NSW EPA has released its fourth and final round of the Organics Infrastructure Large and Small (OILS) under the $465.7 million NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative (WLRM).

The new grants provide a one off opportunity to accelerate investment in recycling infrastructure and equipment that will reduce food and garden organics waste sent to landfill.

The new grant funding is summarised below:

Grant Stream Eligible Applicants Project Requirements Funding Per Applicant Closing Date
Organics Infrastructure Large and Small 1. Food and Garden Organics processing Councils, regional organisations of councils, local government organisations, NGOs, not-for-profits, business/private industry and partnerships. Infrastructure and equipment that will contribute to new and/or enhanced major organics processing facilities.

Upgrades to operational facilities to decrease environmental risk.

$25,000 to $5 million matched funding for capital costs. 13 July 2016
2. Business Recycling As above and government institutions. Organisation is managing their own waste on-site.

The equipment, activity and/or built infrastructure contributes to on-site waste management.

Must provide a waste assessment, audit or report by a waste expert.

$75,000 to $500,000 matched funding for capital costs.

Not-for-profit and government institutions can seek up to 90% funding.

Projects seeking $100,000 or less should apply through the Bin Trim Rebates Program.

3. Food Donation Only not-for-profit organisations are eligible to apply for this stream. New or enhanced donation, storage, and redistribution of unavoidable food waste from businesses and institutions to people in need. $25,000 to $500,000 covering up to 90% of capital costs.

MRA has submitted more than 130 WLRM grant applications to date, winning more than $30m in funding for our clients.

If your organisation is interested in any of the above grant programs, please contact us at or on (02) 8541 6169.

MRA can provide a one-stop shop to maximise your chances of success.


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