As a NSW EPA appointed facilitator, under the Circulate, NSW EPA Industrial Ecology program, Cross Connections can assist SME businesses to apply for available equipment funding to assist with diverting waste from landfill. We also collaborate with other bin trim assessors to facilitate and maximise diversion of waste from landfill.
The Bin Trim Rebates program is a $9.4 million program supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy. It is being made available to fund small scale reuse and recycling equipment for waste generated by small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
Small to medium sized businesses with 1-199 employees or those managing small to medium sized business waste such as facility managers (business parks, commercial buildings and shopping centres) and collectors and recyclers, are eligible to apply for a rebate of up to 50 per cent of the cost of reuse or recycling equipment. Applicants are eligible for one rebate per site of between $1,000 and $50,000 for up to five sites. A maximum of $50,000 is available for any one site per financial year period.
Equipment eligible for a rebate includes material processing infrastructure that diverts waste from landfill as well as recycling infrastructure. This includes but is not limited to:
glass crushing machines
commercial worm farms
EPS Compaction equipment
recycling bins / bin equipment
public place recycling bins if the material is collected under a commercial and industrial contract
other equipment on a case by case basis that meets the terms and conditions of the Bin Trim Rebate program
You can find more information about the program here.