Charitable Recyclers Subsidy Program 2021–22

Charitable Recyclers Subsidy Program 2021–22

The Charitable Recyclers Subsidy Program provides financial relief to charitable recyclers aligned to the solid waste levy. This subsidy program replaces the partial levy waiver which was in place during 2019–20 and 2020–21. 

Who can apply?

To be eligible, an applicant must be a charitable recycling organisation that received donations from the community for the primary purpose of re-using or selling the goods for reuse. Please refer to the program guidelines for further information.

What will we fund?

The total subsidy available per charitable recycler is calculated as 50% of the levy liability per tonne of waste disposed to a waste depot. The following formula will be used to calculate eligible subsidy:

50% x Levy Rate x Disposed Tonnage = Total Subsidy

Please refer to the program guidelines for details on the supporting information required for applications.
To assist with calculating 'Disposed Tonnage' please download the calculator below.

When does it close?


Please note, if this is your first time applying for the program, or if you have missed out on the July to December 2021 claim period, you will be able to submit a claim for the entire 2021–22 financial year in the second claim period.

Closing dates:

Claim period

Closing date

July to December 2021

31 March 2022

January to June 2022

30 August 2022

Contact Program Manager

For details and enquiries: