Member for Tweed Geoff Provest today announced Solo Resource Recovery had been awarded $160,000 to work with NSW businesses to help them increase their recycling and reduce waste going to landfill.
The Bin Trim program, funded under the NSW Government’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative awards funding to organisations to provide free waste expert assessors to advise and support individual businesses about waste and recycling.
Solo Resource Recovery was one of 22 projects successful in accessing funding under Round 4 of the Bin Trim program. A total of $5.09 million was awarded in this round in grants ranging from $50,000 to 300,000 and will help 8,000 NSW businesses.
The project will target paper, cardboard, clear plastic and comingled waste streams in the Northern Rivers Region.
“I congratulate Solo Resource Recovery for securing this funding,” Mr Provest said.
“The Bin Trim Program helps businesses identify and implement changes to improve their waste management practices.
“NSW businesses send more than 1.8 million tonnes of business waste to landfill each year. From cardboard, paper and plastic through to food waste – so much of this ends up in the general waste bin, when in in fact more than 70 per cent of this could be reused or recycled.” Mr Provest said.
More information about the program is available at www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment/recycling-and-reuse/business-government-recycling/bin-trim