Food Waste for Healthy Soils Fund

Investment in organic waste recycling infrastructure

As part of the National Soils Strategy, the Australian Government has announced its Food Waste for Healthy Soils Fund. 

The fund includes $57 million aimed at supporting the diversion of nutrient-rich household and commercial organic waste from landfill to soils by building new or enhancing existing organic waste processing infrastructure. 

Together with co-contributions from participating state and territory governments and industry, the fund will leverage over $170 million of investment in organic waste recycling infrastructure to divert organic waste into nutrient rich compost and soil enhancers. Funded facilities will increase the quantity and quality of recycled organic waste available for use, especially in the agricultural industry. 

Call for expressions of interest to support organic waste processing infrastructure in Western Australia  

The Government of Western Australia is calling for expressions of interest for grant funding to support the development of sufficient new or enhanced organic waste processing infrastructure in Western Australia.

Expressions of interest to participate in this round of funding are open from 9 December 2021 to 9.00am, 19 January 2022 (WST). Applications must be submitted via email

Projects that adopt better practice approaches, consistent with those being developed through the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s Better Practice Composting Guidelines process, will be highly regarded.

Page reviewed 9 December 2021