Circular Economy Infrastructure Fund: Materials – Funded projects

Last updated: 6 October 2022
Number of recipients to date: 7
Total funding awarded to date: $6,408,690
All projects to be completed by: June 2024
Prior to 1 July 2022, this fund was named the Recycling Victoria Infrastructure Fund: Materials.

The Circular Economy Infrastructure Fund: Materials stream supports infrastructure projects that increase capacity and improve the recovery of paper and cardboard, plastics, glass, tyres, organics and textiles.

$6.4 million has been awarded to 7 infrastructure projects that will increase Victoria’s capacity to process and recycle glass, organic, plastics, paper and carboard waste from the state.

The funded projects will create more than 81 new ongoing full-time jobs and increase processing capacity for these materials by almost 290,000 tonnes per year, as well as increasing the quality of recycled glass and organics products for reuse.

For background, view the Materials recycling infrastructure funding guidelines.

Fund recipients

Announcement date: 12 November 2021

Citywide Service Solutions Pty Ltd

Citywide will build a new facility in West Melbourne to recycle glass into glass sand and glass fines, which will be used in roads or turned into products like fibreglass.

Funding: $582,400

Pinegro Products Pty Ltd

An enclosed composting facility will be built in Gippsland to process kerbside food organics, garden organics, and commercial food waste.

Funding: $2,000,000

Rural City of Wangaratta

The funding will be used to expand the processing capacity of the Wangaratta Organics Processing Facility.

Funding: $381,000

Van Schaik’s Bio Gro Pty Ltd

Bio Gro will establish a new Regional Organics Recovery Facility in the Colac Otway region to process kerbside and commercial organics.

Funding: $1,669,500

Van Schaik’s Bio Gro Pty Ltd

The funding will be used to expand the processing capacity of Bio Gro’s Dandenong South Organics Processing Facility.

Funding: $600,790

Upcycled Building Materials Australia Pty Ltd

Upcycled Building Materials Australia will establish a new saveBOARD facility in Campbellfield. The facility will upcycle liquid paperboard beverage containers, coffee cups, soft plastics and other used packaging into sustainable building products.

Funding: $1,000,000

Manningtree Corporation Pty Ltd

Manningtree Corporation will establish a portable biochar unit at its Elmore Compost and Organics facility to thermally process oversized green waste and produce biochar, wood vinegar, tar and liquid biochar. These products will provide organic, carbon rich, soil additives for the farming industry.

Funding: $175,000

More information

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