Latest round of WasteSorted Infrastructure Grants announced

Businesses throughout regional Western Australia and metropolitan Perth are sharing in more than $2 million in funding following the latest round of WasteSorted Infrastructure Grants.
  • More than $2 million in grants awarded to waste infrastructure projects
  • Recipients focused on food and garden organics and textiles recycling
  • Projects estimated to avoid 160,000 tonnes of waste disposal per annum

Businesses throughout regional Western Australia and metropolitan Perth are sharing in more than $2 million in funding following the latest round of WasteSorted Infrastructure Grants.

The program's latest round focussed on supporting entities dealing in either food and garden organics or textiles, such as clothing and other fabrics sent for recovery and reprocessing.

Infrastructure funded as part of this latest round included facilities and equipment that can support the sorting and decontamination of recovered materials, as well as enable the processing of high-quality materials and product conversions.

These projects carry a combined value of more than $23 million and are expected to avoid an estimated 160,000 tonnes of waste disposal to landfill per annum.

Comments attributed to Environment Minister Reece Whitby:

"The Cook Government is committed to supporting the recycling industry as Western Australia makes headway towards being a low-waste, sustainable State.

"These grants will allow businesses to improve their capacity to recover, reuse, recycle and repurpose materials that might otherwise go to landfill.

"The variety and quality of the applications demonstrates the commitment of the waste sector in driving the State towards a circular economy."

Name of Organisation

Project Title

Brief Project Description

Approved Funding

GO Organics

Boonanarring FOGO Compost Granulation

GO Organics manufactures compost from FOGO that is independently certified to AS4454. It now seeks to manufacture granules from FOGO compost and other selected inputs to add further value to the recovered FOGO resource and improve access to agricultural markets. This will be achieved by purchasing and installing granulation equipment in a new purpose-built facility at GO Organics' existing licensed Boonanarring Composting Facility.


WA Recycling

Recycled Aggregates Improvement Project

This project will enhance WA Recycling's existing construction and demolition waste recycling plant by adding a new processing line for removal of timber, paper, plastic, grass and fines from recycled aggregates within the C&D waste stream. This will significantly improve the quality of the C&D recycled aggregates by removing 99 per cent of these contaminants.


Peel Resource Recovery

Material Density Water Flotation Separator

This project involves purchasing specialised machinery to effectively remove light fraction materials (wood, plastic etc) from construction and demolition heavy materials by water flotation. This equipment will complement the existing processing system by adding 15 kilotons in output, improving the quality of the crushed concrete and creating one additional job. 


CTS Tyre Recycling

Increasing Off the Road (OTR) Tyre Recycling Rates

The CTS Tyre Recycling facility currently accepts a wide range of passenger, truck and large Off-The-Road (OTR) tyres but faces a processing gap for medium-sized OTR tyres (24-39 inches). To address this, CTS Tyre Recycling will introduce a downsizing guillotine, enabling significantly expanded processing capabilities that will deliver sustainable and affordable recycling options.


Cleanaway Solid Waste Pty Ltd

Dardanup Organics Facility

Cleanaway's Dardanup Organics Facility will provide a solution predominantly targeted at the southwest region; however, it will have capacity for additional volume including southwest regional growth. The project will construct an enclosed receival hall with aerated pasteurisation, windrow maturation, and screening for FOGO derived wastes.  


Drainflow Services Pty Ltd

Installation of Eddy Current Separator

The Revive Resources Hydro Wash Facility receives street sweeping and stormwater drainage and waste for recycling. As part of the process, ferrous metals are removed via a belt magnet. As non-ferrous metals are not picked up by the belt magnet the material being processed contains elevated levels of copper, lead, zinc, and aluminium. The addition of an Eddy Current Separator will allow the removal of all metals from the waste stream.


Good Sammy Enterprises

Unwearable Textile Recovery

This project will invest in a metal detector, shredder, industrial washing and drying equipment, and nine rag cutters. This suite of small- to medium-sized equipment will result in increased recovery of almost 2,000 tonnes per annum of textiles locally. The end products will be rags and shredded material suitable for a range of end use applications.


Write Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

De-packing bulk packaged food waste

Write Solutions plan to increase their capacity to handle bulk packed food waste and assist businesses to recover more food waste. Grant funding will go towards a food waste Paddle De-packer machine, with the potential to divert 5,800 tonnes of packed food waste annually. 


Shire of Victoria Plains

WasteSorted Made Easy

The Shire of Victoria Plains have two staffed waste management facilities at Calingiri and Bolgar. As there is currently no infrastructure in place for the management and diversion of construction and demolition material, the grant will provide three concrete bays across the two sites for the storage and reuse of construction and demolition materials.


Town of Port Hedland

Town of Port Hedland Community Recycling Centre

This project will provide the base infrastructure for a purpose-built facility with drop off points for recycling green waste, scrap metal, batteries, e-waste, construction and demolition waste and hazardous waste and will incorporate a tip shop and Container Deposit Scheme refund point. 


Shire of Broome

Broome Waste Management Facility - Tip Face Material Recovery

The project will establish a dedicated area for the drop off, separation and recovery of commercial mixed waste materials received at the Broome Waste Management Facility. The grant will go towards new infrastructure to mechanically sort and recover different materials from the mixed waste.


Workpower Incorporated

Fire Extinguisher Recycling for the Regions

Workpower's grant funding will be used to create two sea containers used as fire extinguisher recycling pods that can be transported to regional worksites to provide local recycling capability in the Mid West and Goldfields.