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 2024-25 funding round will be given to projects that:

  • 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
  • Glass ‒ packaging and containers
  • Metals ‒ steel, non-ferrous metals, packaging and containers
  • Organics ‒ food organics and garden organics
  • Paper and cardboard ‒ office paper, newspaper and magazines
  • Plastics ‒ packaging and containers
  • Textiles ‒ clothing and other fabric-based materials
To apply

Applications must be submitted through the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s SmartyGrants portal by 12:00 pm (noon) Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) on Monday 19 August 2024.

Setting up a SmartyGrants account is free and previous SmartyGrants users can use the same account.

If you experience technical difficulties while creating a SmartyGrants account or completing an online form, please view the help guide or contact SmartyGrants on (03) 9320 6888.

Information webinar

We will hold a webinar to provide information on how to apply for a WasteSorted Community Education Grant at 12 noon (WST) on Wednesday 24 July 2024.

Link to register - 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). 


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:
Mon 8 July 2024