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.
Expressions of interest to participate in this round of funding have now closed.