E-waste Infrastructure Grants Program

Grants to support the e-waste to landfill ban by 2024
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The State Government is delivering a statewide ban on e-waste disposal to landfill by 2024.

The ban supports the objectives in the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 to recover more valuable resources from waste and to protect the environment by managing waste responsibly.

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation is administering $10 million in grant funding through competitive grant rounds. The grants will support the ban by funding increased e-waste collection, storage and/or reuse including e-waste processing/recycling.

The application process for Grant Round 1 closed on 31 March 2023.

Media release: More than $6.5 million funding boost to WA e-waste projects.

The application process for Grant Round 2 is open from 2 February 2024 to 29 March 2024.

Grant funding streams

Projects funded will increase e-waste collection, storage, reuse, reprocessing and recycling capacity and capability under two streams:

Stream 1: E-waste collection, storage and/or reuse grants

  • Collection and storage projects include fixed or semi-permanent e-waste infrastructure
  • Equipment that assists with the reuse of e-waste

Funding is available for new or upgraded facilities to increase capability and capacity to manage and store e-waste before reuse or onward reprocessing.

Maximum grant amount is $250,000.

Stream 2: E-waste reprocessing infrastructure grants

Projects that increase capacity and capability in the state’s e-waste management network and include equipment purchase, and installation and new or upgraded infrastructure for e-waste reprocessing and recycling.

Maximum grant amount is $2 million.

Applying for grants

Applications for E-waste Infrastructure Grant Round 1 closed on 31 March 2023.

Applications for E-waste Infrastructure Grant Round 2 closed on 29 March 2024.

Frequently asked questions

Online information sessions

We held an online information session to discuss grant funding for Round 1 on Thursday 2 March 2023. You can view the presentation slides and frequently asked questions from this session.

An online information session to discuss grant funding for Round 2 was held on 20 February 2024. View the presentation slides and a recording of the presentation. You can also view the frequently asked questions  from this session.

More information

If you have any queries about the grant funding program, including eligibility and assessment criterion, contact us on 6364 7498 or at ewaste@dwer.wa.gov.au.