The Charitable Recyclers Dumping Reduction Program (DRP) 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 and encourage positive behaviour change.
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 8.4).
Activities that may be eligible for the dumping reduction program funding include:
Purchase and installation of equipment or infrastructure
- collection bin replacement or refurbishment
- exterior sensor lighting
- optical surveillance devices
- fencing and gates
- expansion of interventions trialled in previous dumping reduction programs
- other interventions, as agreed with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
Communications tools and initiatives
- behaviour change communications campaigns
- advertising to promote behaviour change
Costs associated with
- pre-intervention data monitoring
- post-intervention data monitoring
In the 2019-20 funding round, Western Australian charities Alinea Inc in partnership with Good Samaritan Industries and Anglicare WA, secured more than $41,000 in grants 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.