Charitable Recyclers Dumping Reduction Program

Reducing illegal dumping at charity collection points

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.

Western Australian charities, Alinea Inc in partnership with Good Samaritan Industries and Anglicare WA, have secured more than $41,000 in funding from the program’s 2019-20 budget to help reduce dumping at charitable recycling sites:

  • Alinea Inc in partnership with Good Samaritan Industries received $19,984 to install sensor lighting and optical surveillance equipment at four collection sites in the metropolitan area; and
  • Anglicare WA received $21,875 to purchase and install ten high security donation bins at four sites in the metropolitan area.

This is the second round of program funding and builds on findings from the first funding round.  
Research findings are circulated through the National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations - WA.

This program supports a key headline strategy in the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 Action Plan (Action 8.2). 

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

Relevant documents

Created Date:
Mon 7 October 2019

Last Edit Date:
Thu 13 February 2020