WasteSorted Community Education Grants

Supporting projects that contribute to the waste strategy’s targets

The WasteSorted Community Education Grants program (WasteSorted Grants) 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 (the waste strategy).

The waste strategy contains 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 2022-23 funding round will be given to projects which:

  • communicate messages for behaviour change consistent with the ‘WasteSorted’ and ‘Be a GREAT Sort’ communications materials
  • develop and implement 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

Apply for WasteSorted Community Education grants here.

Information webinar

A webinar to provide information on how to apply for a WasteSorted Community Education grant was held on 4 August 2022.

A pdf copy of the presentation is here

A mp4 copy of the presentation is here

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). 

Previous grants

2021 WasteSorted Grant recipients
2020 WasteSorted Grant recipients

Future funding

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Supporting documents

Created Date:
Mon 25 July 2022

Last Edit Date:
Thu 11 August 2022