Recycling Victoria Infrastructure Fund

Last updated: 25 January 2021

The Recycling Victoria Infrastructure Fund aims to provide funding for infrastructure targeting priority materials, such as paper and cardboard, plastic, glass and hazardous solvent waste.

The fund assists businesses to improve the quality of materials recovered and increase the capacity and capability of Victoria’s resource recovery sector.

Expressions of interest for the first round of the Fund are now closed.

Grant streams

Hazardous waste (solvents) grants

We have awarded $1.3 million to an infrastructure project that will increase Victoria’s capacity to recycle solvents

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Materials (paper and cardboard, plastic, glass) grants

In the first round of this stream, we have awarded $8.1 million for infrastructure projects to improve the reprocessing and recycling of plastics and glass.

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Background information

The Recycling Victoria Infrastructure Fund will help strengthen the local resource recovery sector by:

  • increasing resilience to changing market conditions for recycled commodities
  • helping businesses prepare for a Federal Government ban on exporting recyclable materials
  • maximising opportunity to build local industries and create jobs.

For more information about the Victorian Government’s plan to transform recycling in Victoria, visit the Transforming recycling in Victoria website.

Recycling Modernisation Fund

The Recycling Modernisation Fund is an Australian Government initiative that will invest over $190 million to expand Australia’s capacity to sort, process and remanufacture recycled materials such as mixed plastic, paper, tyres and glass. This will assist Australia to respond to the waste export ban. This funding will be distributed by state and territory governments.

For more information, visit the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment website.

Funding allocated to Victoria from the Recycling Modernisation Fund will be delivered via the Victorian Government’s Recycling Victoria Infrastructure Fund (RVIF). Sustainability Victoria is currently planning how state funding can be considered for co-investment with industry and this federal funding.

To be kept up to date on future funding rounds, or to find out more about eligibility, view our Grants and funding section and register for grant updates.