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Hazardous waste grants now open

Businesses (local and international) and local governments can access up to $9.7 million in grants for infrastructure projects that improve the management of Victoria’s hazardous waste.

Recipients can use the funding to establish or improve facilities that manage low-level contaminated soils or reportable priority waste. The hazardous waste stream is seeking projects that will achieve one or more of the following:

  • Diversion of wastes from Category B landfill disposal
  • Increased diversion of low-level contaminated soils from landfill disposal
  • Increased recovery of hazardous wastes for reuse, recycling or energy recovery
  • Improved management of hazardous wastes for reuse, recycling or energy recovery.

Industry applicants must co-contribute at least $3 for every $1 funded and local government applicants must co-contribute at least $2 for every $1 funded.

The government says that there is no cap per grant.

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The hazardous waste stream is available to fund infrastructure projects that target low-level contaminated soils and reportable priority waste. Read the Environment Protection Authority’s classifications for prescribed industrial waste, including reuse, disposal, temporary storage and contaminated soil. Only low-level contaminated soils and reportable priority waste projects are eligible for this fund. Reportable priority waste must be defined as a transaction and transport reportable priority waste to be eligible for this funding.