Western Australia

Charitable Recyclers Rebate

NACRO Incorporating Zero Waste Network works closely with the Western Australian Government through the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) on the Charitable Recyclers Rebate.

Established in 2016, the Charitable Recyclers Rebate program provides evidence-based relief funding up-to $300,000 per year to eligible charitable recyclers forced to dispose of unsuitable donations.

This funded program rebates the landfill levy paid by charitable recyclers on unusable material left at their facilities. Charitable recyclers operate on a not-for-profit basis providing essential community services to Western Australians in need. They regularly dispose of material that is illegally dumped at their premises (at donation bins or shopfronts), as well as well-intentioned but unusable donations that cannot be recycled or reused. The cost of disposing of this material to landfill diverts significant funds from the main purpose of charitable recyclers. The rebate supports their continued efforts to divert waste from landfill.

Contact NACRO for more information, or click here for a link to the Waste Authority website.