- Five WA organics recycling facilities will share in $850,000 in funding under the WasteSorted grants – Organics Infrastructure Program
- These grants will assist organic recycling facilities to improve environmental sustainability and implement better practice in their operations
Five Western Australian operators of organics recycling facilities have been selected to receive funding under the WasteSorted Grants – Organics Infrastructure Program.
These grants will help organics processing facilities – such as commercial composters – meet outcomes of the new Guideline: Better Practice Organics Recycling to improve environmental sustainability in their operations.
A total of $850,000 has been allocated to five organics recycling facilities across WA, with each operator receiving a grant of up to $200,000.
The projects have been selected to fast-track infrastructure upgrades, and support the processing of Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) collected by local governments.
This infrastructure will support many of the 18 WA councils that already have FOGO and increase support for the further 12 committed to the rollout by 2025.
The City of Albany, Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council, Resource Recovery Group, Purearth, and C-Wise Holdings Pty Ltd are the five WA organics processing facilities that have been selected to receive funding.
For more information on the WasteSorted – Organics Infrastructure Program or Better Practice Organics Recycling guidelines, please click here.
“The State Government is committed to supporting the organics processing industry in improving environmental sustainability in their operations,” said WA Environment Minister Reece Whitby.
“These grants will add to a range of existing funding we are providing to support the FOGO roll-out in WA, including the recently announced Food Waste for Healthy Soils program.