Resource recovery funding

Friday, 24 October, 2008

Sustainability Victoria is calling for expressions of interest for the Regional Towards Zero Waste (TZW) Support Program 2008–11 for projects that increase materials diversion from landfill and assist rural and regional Victoria bridge the gap between current performance and Towards Zero Waste targets.

It will provide funding to projects that reduce waste and increase the recovery of waste from the municipal and household sectors in regional and rural Victoria. The program is funded through revenue raised via the landfill levy placed on all operating landfills in Victoria by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

Priorities include:

  • kerbside recycling improvements
  • green and food organics
  • the upgrade of existing material recovery facilities
  • public place recycling, including events
  • local market development
  • the establishment or upgrade of regionally strategic resource recovery infrastructure
  • litter and illegal dumping
  • priority materials including silage wrap, tyres and timber.

Local government, regional waste management groups, waste industry/private sector waste organisations and community organisations managing municipal waste are encouraged to apply for funding.

Applications close 11 December at 3 pm.

Details can be found on


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