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Organics Processing Infrastructure NSW

Organics Processing Infrastructure provides organisations with funding for infrastructure and equipment that can process organic waste.

The grant is no longer available

What you get?

Between $25,000 and $2 million to cover up to 50% of a project's capital costs.

Who is this for?

Councils, waste companies and composting companies.


The Organics Processing Infrastructure stream provides funding to organisations for infrastructure and equipment that will reduce food and garden organics waste going to landfill.

Funding may be used for a range of built infrastructure and equipment that increases the capacity to process source separated food and garden organics that would otherwise be sent to landfill.

Examples of infrastructure include, but are not limited to:

  • new or enhanced major organics processing facilities
  • preliminary processing equipment e.g. food de-packaging and contamination removal equipment
  • shredders for input of materials to composting operations
  • upgrades to composting facilities
  • sheds to enclose the receipt of material or early composting stages
  • engineered compost pads
  • shredders
  • trommel screens
  • windrow covers
  • aeration management equipment.

What are the eligibility criteria?

Eligible organisations include:

  • operators of the 5 existing NSW Alternative Waste Treatment (AWT) facilities
  • businesses that are experienced in waste management or organics processing
  • NSW councils
  • groups of NSW councils
  • other local government-controlled organisations (or deemed to have the same local government function).

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Organics Processing Infrastructure.