New incentives are on offer in NSW workplaces to reduce waste, increase recycling, and improve the bottom line thanks to a $6 million rebate initiative over the next three years.
NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Executive Director of Programs and Innovation, Kathy Giunta, said businesses, organisations, and councils are invited to apply for up to $50,000 to purchase on-site recycling equipment and technology under the Bin Trim Equipment Rebates Program.
“Rebates of up to $50,000 are available to cover up to half the cost of eligible products, including smart scales, source separation bins, shredders, commercial worm farms, glass crushers and trolleys to transport waste,” Ms Giunta said.
“Under the Bin Trim Rebates Program, $6.2 million across 417 rebates has been awarded to businesses, councils, and organisations to invest $14.8 million in recycling equipment and technology since 2014.
“This has resulted in the removal of more than 70,000 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste from landfill.”
The funding is open to all NSW businesses, councils and organisations that meet the following criteria:
- Use a commercial and industrial waste service at a site;
- Have a valid Australian Business Number (ABN);
- Employ one or more full-time employees; and
- Send commercial and industrial waste to landfill.
This includes charities, not-for-profits, public entities such as schools and hospitals, and government organisations.
Ms Giunta said the initiative is transforming waste management practices across NSW, providing an excellent opportunity to empower workplaces to enhance their recycling efforts.
“It’s more than just a rebates program; it’s a step towards a greener, more sustainable future for NSW. It’s a win for the environment and a win for your hip pocket,” she said.
“Small to medium sized businesses play a vital role in driving our circular economy and can help create a more sustainable future for our community.
“I encourage anyone who wants to ramp up their on-site recycling practices to make the most of this incentive and apply for a rebate.”
For details on how to apply, including the rebate guidelines and previous success stories, visit: https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/bintrim-rebates
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