Waste and recycling grants up for application

Applications are now open for community groups to apply for waste and recycling grants.

Shire chief executive officer Matthew Scott encouraged organisations to apply for the State Government’s ‘Community Grant Scheme’.

“We have already forwarded the information to groups in Esperance who are leading waste reduction programs in Esperance like the Boomerang Bags group,” he said.

 “This is an excellent opportunity to help community groups be proactive.

Mr Scott said waste reduction started with individuals.

“It’s one of those things where each person can do their little bit to help out and make a difference.”

“It all adds up.” 

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said initiatives which received grants contributed to educating the community about waste management.

“CGS grants recognise the work of community groups that are committed to reducing waste, boosting recycling and protecting our environment,” Mr Dawson said.

“Effective waste management is everyone’s responsibility.”

The grants were part of a strategy to divert half of waste from landfill in major regional centres by 2020, Mr Dawson said.

Over the last 14 years the Community Grants Scheme, fun by Waste Authority, has allocated $1.64 million across 180 community groups.

For more information visit the Waste Authority website.