Council Modernisation Grants Program

Funding available:

Who is eligible?

All South Australian councils and subsidiaries that manage waste and recycling services (including organics) for residential and small business ratepayers. This includes: waste and recyclables collected through kerbside collected bins; hard waste, waste and recyclables collected at drop-off facilities, public place recycling (which is increasingly important as we transition to compostable takeaway products) and council-operated commercial services.

What kind of projects are eligible?

  • Using technology to innovate – software applications and infrastructure
  • Pilot projects to increase food waste diversion through weekly service provision
  • Market research to assess ratepayer attitudes to a range of service delivery matters
  • Cost benefit analysis – standardisation of bin systems
  • Regional waste management plans updated to take into account South Australia’s Waste and Resource Recovery Plan
  • Solutions for problematic wastes
  • Other projects which improve source separation, kerbside performance and public place recycling, particularly with regard to the quality and volume of organic and co-mingled materials (or reduce residual waste yields).


Application Form:

Council Modernisation Grant Program Guidelines + Application Form (late 2019-20) Council Modernisation Grant Program Guidelines + Application Form (late 2019-20) (108 KB)

For queries please contact: Justin Lang Manager, Local Government and Infrastructure: 0419 948 931