$10 million in grants funding for e-waste infrastructure

  • Grants available to support increased infrastructure to manage e-waste
  • Will boost State’s collection, storage, processing and recycling network capacity
  • McGowan Government committed to banning e-waste to landfill from 2024

More than $10 million is now available in infrastructure grants to support Western Australia’s electrical and electronic waste collection and recycling network.

E-waste are items with a plug, battery or cord that are no longer working or wanted. The McGowan Government has committed to banning e-waste disposal to landfill from 2024.

The ban would initially include televisions, mobile phones, computers, screens, data storage, white goods, batteries, medical devices, lighting and lamps.

The grants funding will be administered over two years to support projects under two streams.

Up to $250,000 is on offer for new or upgraded facilities to increase their capability and capacity to collect, manage and store e-waste, before reuse or onward reprocessing. 

Up to $2 million is available for projects that increase capacity and capability in the State’s e-waste management network. This includes purchasing equipment and installation as well as new or upgraded infrastructure for e-waste reprocessing and recycling.

Applications close 31 March 2023. For more information, visit www.wa.gov.au/service/community-services/grants-and-subsidies/e-waste-infrastructure-grants-program

As stated by Environment Minister Reece Whitby:

“This is a great opportunity to boost the State’s e-waste collection and recycling network.

“Banning e-waste disposal to landfill means we can recover valuable materials that would otherwise be lost and help protect the environment.

“This is a rapidly growing stream of waste and it’s critical we reduce, reuse and recycle as WA moves closer to its goal of a circular economy.” 

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