Charitable Recyclers Dumping Reduction Program

The charitable recyclers dumping reduction program supports charitable recyclers that divert used items from landfill and recover them for recycling and reuse.


To be eligible for program funding, charitable recyclers must:

  • research the effects of a maximum of two intervention types (see below) at each charity bin collection site covered by the program
  • be a charitable organisation licensed under the Western Australian Charitable Collections Act 1946
  • have obtained deductible gift recipient status from the Australian Taxation Office
  • collect or receive goods at public drop-off or donation points such as charity bins or shopfronts in the Perth metropolitan region, in accordance with a community service or activity that benefits the community
  • be a member of the National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations Incorporated, Western Australia WA (NACRO WA)
  • not have any outstanding obligations under other Waste Authority funding programs

The charitable recyclers dumping reduction program supports charitable recyclers that divert used items from landfill and recover them for recycling and reuse. The program aims to reduce illegal dumping and littering, and to prevent unusable items - which ultimately end up at landfill - being left at donation sites. The program will support demonstration projects that implement and evaluate methods to reduce illegal dumping and littering.

In 2019-20, funding of $50,000 is available.

Details of the program are provided in the program guidelines.

Applications must be made using the application form.

A reporting template provides the format and guidelines for reporting.

Guidance on good practice at charitable collection sites is provided in the report Better practice guidelines for charitable recyclers.

Activities that may be eligible for funding

  • The purchase and installation of equipment or infrastructure, including:
    • signage
    • bin replacement or refurbishment of collection bins
    • exterior sensor lighting
    • optical surveillance devices
    • fencing and gates
    • expansion of interventions trialled in previous dumping reduction programs
    • other infrastructure as agreed with the department.
  • Servicing to enable improved site monitoring, including:
    • increasing the frequency of servicing of collection bins
    • additional operational staff (in hours required per week)
  • The costs associated with
    • pre-intervention data monitoring
    • post-intervention data monitoring
    • report preparation

Assessment of applications

Applications will be assessed on the extent to which they demonstrate:

  • partnerships with other charitable recyclers
  • a sound rationale for the selection of the target donation sites
  • value for money on project proposals and sound procurement practices through quotations, as applicable
  • methodology to collect robust quantitative and qualitative data sets to monitor progress at donation sites
  • organisational capacity to evaluate outcomes and deliver the final report on time and to a good standard.

How to apply

Applications close at 5pm, 18 November 2019.

Apply using the application form by submitting an application through the online portal.

For further information email

Supporting Documentation

Application Forms

To apply for this program, please using the following forms: