The WasteSorted Infrastructure Grants program is an initiative of the Government of Western Australia (State Government) administered by the Waste Authority and funded through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account.
The aim of the grants program is to support investment in recycling and processing infrastructure in Western Australia.
Priority will be given to infrastructure projects that support recovery and reprocessing of focus materials prioritised for the 2023‒24 funding round.
The WasteSorted Infrastructure Grants guidelines 2023‒24 provide further guidance on eligibility and how to apply for funding.
- Total program funding: $1,000,000
- Grant limit: $250,000 maximum per project
- Closing date: 12 noon (WST) Monday 2 October
The WasteSorted Infrastructure Grants are aligned with the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 (waste strategy) objectives of avoiding waste, recovering more value and resources from solid waste and protecting the environment. Assessment of applications for funding will focus 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.
Preference in the 2023–24 funding round will be 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 will be assessed as a lower priority as significant funding is being made available for these materials by the State Government through other programs.
Who can apply
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.
What can be funded
Funding is available for projects implemented in Western Australia that are handling or processing waste wholly or primarily sourced in Western Australia.
Examples of infrastructure that may 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.
How to apply
Before starting, applicants should read the WasteSorted Infrastructure Grants guidelines 2023‒24.
Applications must be completed and submitted through the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s grants portal (SmartyGrants), which provides an easy-to-use online application form.
Please read the SmartyGrants help guide for applicants and the frequently asked questions before starting your application. You must register (or login if you have previously registered for SmartyGrants) before you can make an application.
We recommend previewing online or downloading the application form to review the information required before starting your application.
Applicants can contact the program coordinator before commencing an application to confirm details regarding the application process and eligibility.
An information webinar for applicants was held on 30 August. A copy of the presentation slides and a recording of the webinar are available below.
WasteSorted Infrastructure Grants 2023–24 information webinar recording:
For further information about WasteSorted Infrastructure Grants 2023‒24, please contact the program coordinator on 6364 6945 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.