Environment Minister Mark Speakman has announced almost $18 million in grants for seven infrastructure projects that will collectively divert over 660,000 tonnes of waste from landfill every year when each project is fully operational.
The Major Resource Recovery Infrastructure grants are part of the NSW Government’s $465.7 million Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.
“This infrastructure investment is being rolled out across NSW to modernise our waste and recycling capabilities and to boost the state’s capacity to divert 75 per cent of all waste from landfill by 2021,” Mr Speakman said.
The grants are:
- $5 million to Dial-A-Dump to build a new commercial and industrial waste facility
- $5 million to ResourceCo Asia (Australia) to establish a new facility to recover dry mixed commercial and industrial waste
- $2.645 million to BioCoal to develop a new facility to recover organic material from kerbside residual waste
- $1.937 million to the City of Newcastle to establish a new mixed waste facility
- $1.3 million to Relivit to construct and operate a facility to process absorbent hygiene waste
- $1.05 million to PGM Refiners to build an e-waste recycling facility; and
- $1 million to Doyle Bros to establish a material recovery facility to process dry commercial and industrial waste.
“Together these seven projects will create about 180 jobs in the recycling sector and have a project value of $63.4 million.”
For details on the grant recipients and information about the Waste Less, Recycle More program visit http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/2014MRR.htm#bio