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WA Waste Authority – WasteSorted Grants: Infrastructure and Community Education


This program seeks to support organisations in the delivery of implementation-ready projects which are supported by well-developed and fully costed project plans.

The objectives of the program are to:
- Generate less waste.
- Recover more value and resources from waste.
- Protect the environment by managing waste responsibly.

There are two funding streams available:
1. Stream 1: Recycling infrastructure
- Seeks to support investment in local recycling infrastructure to support the achievement of the waste strategy’s objectives and targets.
- Grants of up to $250,000 are available.
- A total funding pool of $1 million is available.

2. Stream 2: Community education
- Seeks to support eligible organisations to develop and implement projects that contribute towards improving knowledge about managing waste.
- Grants of up to $50,000 are available.
- A total funding pool of $150,000 is available.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants include:
- Businesses (normally with at least one year of continuous operation)
- Community groups
- Local Governments
- Not-for-profit organisations, including charitable recycling organisations
- Peak industry bodies
- Regional Councils
- Research and education organisations

Organisations that are unincorporated must provide an auspice organisation as their partner.

Eligible Activities

Eligible projects include those which:
1. Stream 1: Recycling infrastructure
- Recovers value and resources from focus materials, such as:
a) Plastics
b) Paper and cardboard
c) Organics
d) Construction and demolition waste
e) Metals
f) Glass
g) Textiles
h) Hazardous waste (non-domestic)

2. Stream 2: Community education
- Communicate messages for behaviour change and promote their adoption.
- Develop and implement targeted training and knowledge sharing sessions.
- Research, develop and disseminate improvements to waste management practices, contributing to waste avoidance, resource recovery and the diversion of waste from landfill.

Main Assessment Criteria

The main assessment criteria include:
- Extent of beneficial project impacts
- Viability of the project
- Capacity of applicant to deliver all aspects of the project
- Value for money
- Relevance to focus materials

Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of the assessment criteria.


The following are ineligible for funding:
- Schools.
- Organisations that have outstanding waste levy payments, reporting or other obligations under any programs funded through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account (WARR Account).
- Operational costs (routine or cyclical works, such as groundwater monitoring).
- Ongoing operating costs, such as rates, water and electricity costs; repair and maintenance costs.
- Projects, or parts of projects, that are nearing completion.
- Projects not located in Western Australia, or that intend to manage materials that are not primarily sourced from Western Australia.
- Project activities that commenced before signing a funding agreement with the State of Western Australia.
- Purchase of land.
- Activities to meet legislative requirements.
- Containers for change projects (e.g., donation and refund points, aggregation, processing and logistics).
- School projects.

  • Start-up
  • Research & Development
  • Marketing
  • Export
  • Business Support
Documentation Uploaded
Guidelines 2021-07-28 Download
Sample Funding Agreement 2021-07-28 Download
Media Release - Recipients 2021-06-18 Download

Use these documents as a guide only - always get the latest direct from the Administrator

Status Pending
Closing Date 13 Sep 2021
Closing Information
This program is available annually. The next funding round is yet to be announced.

Funding Type Grant
Max.Funding $250,000
Total Funding Pool $1.2M(Est)
Co-contribution No
Competitive No
Eligible Activities
Environment and Sustainability
Infrastructure / Equipment
Innovation and R&D
Environment : Other
Infrastructure : Other
Gender Any
Age Any
Who Can Apply?
Western Australia
General - Non-Industry Specific
Eligible Organisation Type(s)
Difficulty Rating
Tier State
Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
Program Administrator
Waste Authority
General WebsiteVisit
Program Website Visit
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