Extra funding available to boost WA e-waste projects

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The State Government announced today that it has made up to $3.5 million of grants available to support Western Australia's electrical and electronic waste collection and recycling network as a ban on e-waste disposal to landfill is set to come into effect later this year.
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E-waste, or waste electrical and electronic equipment, includes items with a plug, battery or cord that are no longer working or wanted.

Overall, $10 million in funding has now been allocated to projects which support e-waste collection and processing, with $6.5 million awarded as part of an initial round of e-waste grants.

E-waste Infrastructure Grants are available for projects which either:

  • support facilities to collect, manage and store e-waste, before reuse or onward reprocessing; or
  • focus on reprocessing and recycling, including assisting businesses to purchase and install relevant equipment.

Grants are open to businesses, local governments, regional councils and registered charities. Applications close on Friday, 29 March 2024, and can be made via dwer-env.smartygrants.com.au

WA's e-waste ban will be introduced later this year, and includes most electronic consumer goods, such as large household appliances, mobile phones, televisions, and computers.

Read the full media statement.