Waste reduction grants on offer

Community groups involved in waste reduction have been urged to apply for grant funding.
Community groups involved in waste reduction have been urged to apply for grant funding.

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson is urging Collie community groups working on projects that reduce waste and boost recycling to apply for Community Grant Scheme funding. 

The scheme supports projects that contribute to achieving the State’s waste strategy targets - diverting 50 per cent of solid waste landfill in major regional centres by 2020.

Mr Dawson said it was important for community groups to get involved with effective waste management strategies.

“Community Grant Scheme grants recognise the work of community groups that are committed to reducing waste, boosting recycling and protecting our environment,” he said.

“Initiatives funded by the Community Grant Scheme can increase awareness and education on waste avoidance, reusing resources and recycling.

“Effective waste management is everyone’s responsibility.

“I encourage community groups to apply for a grant to help reduce the waste we generate and recycle more.”

The Community Grants Scheme is funded by the State Government through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account, and is administered by the Waste Authority.

Applications for funding close on Friday March 16, 2018.

For more information or to apply for a grant, visit the Waste Authority’s website.