Litter innovation fund

Last updated: 22 July 2021


The Victorian Litter Innovation Fund is now closed.

The Victorian Litter Innovation Fund (the Fund) provides support for the Victorian community, including government, business, not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises and schools, to fund innovative approaches that prevent and reduce the impact of litter and illegal dumping.

The objective of the program is to offer grants of up to $20,000 for innovative solutions to litter and illegal dumping that are delivered through a partnership approach. The Fund is a $700,000 package, with grants being offered over two rounds of $350,000 each. The package comprises two funding streams:

  • Innovative projects in the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay catchment
  • Innovative projects in any area in Victoria outside the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay catchment.

Funded projects and recipients

Case studies

Ultrasonic Bin Level Sensing Program

Rubbish bins across the City of Yarra, Nillumbik Shire and City of Boroondara are sending real-time data back to their respective councils and waste contractors.

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Litter Super Heroes in the Grampians

Litter, along with illegal dumping is a big problem in the Grampians Central West region. The Litter Super Heroes program spread a positive message, using a combination of face-to-face communication and social media.

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Keeping it clean

The Bendigo Senior Secondary College students decided to organise a clean-up of the Jobs Gully area, collecting 70 kilograms of rubbish. They ran a guess-the-weight competition at the school, before sorting, recycling and disposing of the waste.

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