WasteSorted Infrastructure Grants

Supporting projects that contribute to the waste strategy’s targets

The WasteSorted Infrastructure Grants program is a State Government initiative administered by the Waste Authority.

The aim of the program is to support investment in recycling and processing infrastructure in line with the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 (waste strategy) to create a more circular economy in Western Australia. Funding for projects implemented in Western Australia that handle or process waste wholly or primarily sourced in Western Australia are key to this program.

In the 2023–24 funding round, priority was given to infrastructure projects that supported recovery and reprocessing of prioritised focus materials. Up to $250,000 was awarded per project. 

The WasteSorted Infrastructure Grants are aligned with the waste strategy objectives of avoiding waste, recovering more value and resources from solid waste and protecting the environment. Assessment of applications focused on:

  • how a project supports the waste strategy’s objectives
  • how a project targets the program’s priority focus materials for this funding round
  • whether a project meets specific assessment criteria.

Priority materials

Preference in the 2023–24 funding round was given to infrastructure development that recovers higher value resources from focus materials, including:

Higher priority Medium priority Lower priority

organics: food and garden organics

textiles: clothing and other fabric-based materials

glass: packaging and containers

metals: steel, non-ferrous metals, packaging and containers

construction and demolition waste

non-domestic hazardous waste



paper and cardboard: office paper, newspaper and magazines


Infrastructure funding applications for plastics, paper and cardboard, tyres and e-waste were assessed as a lower priority as significant funding is being made available for these materials by the State Government through other programs.


Organisations eligible for funding include:

  • businesses (normally with at least one year of continuous operation)
  • incorporated community groups
  • local governments
  • not-for-profit organisations, including charitable recycling organisations
  • regional councils.

Examples of infrastructure that could be funded by the program include:

  • facilities and equipment to support greater sorting and decontamination of recovered materials
  • facilities and equipment to enable reprocessing of materials to a higher quality suitable for manufacturers and end markets
  • facilities and equipment for the remanufacturing of recovered materials into new products.

To apply

The 2023–24 WasteSorted Infrastructure grants round closed on 2 October 2023.

Information webinar

An information webinar for applicants was held on 30 August 2023. A copy of the presentation slides is available at the link below.

WasteSorted Infrastructure Grants 2023–24 information webinar slides (PDF)

Contact details

For further information about WasteSorted Infrastructure Grants, please contact the program coordinator on 6364 6945 or by email to wsg@dwer.wa.gov.au.

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Created Date:
Mon 14 August 2023

Last Edit Date:
Fri 15 March 2024