WasteSorted Community Education Grants

Supporting projects that contribute to the waste strategy’s targets

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

WasteSorted Community Education Grants provide funding of up to $25,000 per project to improve waste behaviour in ways that support the aims of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 (waste strategy).

The waste strategy outlines objectives to avoid waste, recover more value and resources from waste, and protect the environment. Integral to this is supporting behaviour change work through communication, education and the development of better practice systems and processes.

Preference in the 2023-24 funding round was given to projects that:

  • communicated messages for behaviour change consistent with the ‘WasteSorted’ and ‘Be a GREAT Sort’ communications materials
  • developed and implemented targeted waste behaviour change initiatives with an emphasis on focus materials

Focus materials

Achieving the avoidance targets will require an emphasis on the waste materials that, by weight, currently make up more than 90 per cent of the waste Western Australians generate:

  • Construction and demolition materials ‒ concrete, asphalt, rubble, bricks, sand and clean fill
  • Organics ‒ food organics and garden organics
  • Metals ‒ steel, non-ferrous metals, packaging and containers
  • Paper and cardboard ‒ office paper, newspaper and magazines
  • Glass ‒ packaging and containers
  • Plastics ‒ packaging and containers
  • Textiles ‒ clothing and other fabric-based materials


To apply

The 2023 WasteSorted Community Education grants round has closed. Please subscribe to keep up to date with funding opportunities for 2024.

Information webinar

We held a webinar on how to apply for a WasteSorted Community Education Grant on 19 July 2023.

WSGCE23 Webinar MP4 version

WSGCE23 Webinar PDF version



Contact details

For further information about WasteSorted Grants, please contact our Grants team via email (wsg@dwer.wa.gov.au) or phone (08 6364 6962). 


Successful grant recipients

2023 WasteSorted Grant recipients

2022 WasteSorted Grant recipients

2021 WasteSorted Grant recipients


Future funding

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Supporting documents

Created Date:
Mon 25 July 2022

Last Edit Date:
Thu 21 December 2023