GRANTS TO STOP AND CLEAN UP ILLEGAL DUMPING IN OUR REGION
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson announced today that $500,000 in grants is available to combat illegal dumping in the local area through the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Combating Illegal Dumping Clean up and Prevention Program.
“The program is available to councils, public land managers and community groups to establish illegal dumping baseline data, and to clean-up and prevent illegal dumping.
“Too often our councils have to clean up after thoughtless people who can’t be bothered to do the right thing by the community, dumping their trash in back lanes.
“The grant program has been running since 2014 and has awarded $6.3 million to projects that combat illegal dumping.
“This has included the installation of gates, signs, surveillance cameras and fencing to tackle illegal dumping along with the removal of thousands of tonnes of illegally dumped waste.
“This significantly contributes to the Government’s target of reducing illegal dumping by 30 per cent by 2020.
“The EPA works with local councils to tackle illegal dumping, and I encourage councils and public land managers in the region to take up this grant opportunity,” Mr Anderson concluded.
The grant program is funded under the Waste Less Recycle More initiative, administered by the EPA.
Applicants are able to apply for funding under three streams;
• Option 1: $50,000 - $120,000 for councils and public land managers to carry out illegal dumping clean-up and prevention projects.
• Option 2: Up to $20,000 for councils and public land managers to establish illegal dumping baseline data.
• Option 3: Up to $50,000 for illegal dumping clean-up and prevention community partnerships.
More information is available at https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/working-together/grants/illegal-dumping/illegal-dumping-clean-prevention