Bin Trim Rebates

Up to $50,000 towards recycling equipment is available from the Bin Trim Rebates Program for businesses to reduce their waste and improve their recycling. Bin trim supports businesses that waste less and recycle more. This is a Waste Less Recycle. More initiative funded from the waste levy.

NSW Bin Trim Equipment Rebates are now open!

Rebates are available for NSW workplaces to promote waste reduction, boost recycling efforts, and enhance financial performance, thanks to a $6 million rebate initiative over the next 3 years.

What is the Bin Trim Equipment Rebates Program?

It is a rebate program managed by NSW EPA that provides up to a maximum of $50,000 as a 50% co-contribution funding to businesses and organisations in NSW that have a commercial and industrial (C&I) waste service going to landfill. This funding can be used for the purchase or lease of equipment or technology that helps to avoid, reduce, reuse, or recycle C&I waste. The $6 million in funding will be available until allocations are depleted.

What is the main objective of the 
BIN Trim rebate?

The Rebate Program aims to support projects addressing priority waste issues by funding a range of equipment and technology solutions thats reduce waste from commercial and industrial activities. This includes:

  • targeting food waste, plastics, and textiles
  • targeting actions higher on the waste hierarchy (e.g. waste avoidance or re-use above recycling, and upcycling above downcycling)
  • supporting the shift from problematic, unnecessary and single-use plastics
  • endorsing the mandatory implementation of food-waste collections from specific businesses starting in 2025.

Who is it for?

Businesses with a commercial and industrial (C&I) waste service:

  1. Have a site in NSW,
  2. Have a valid ABN,
  3. Employ one or more full-time employees in NSW,
  4. And send C&I waste to landfill in NSW. 
This includes private entities, registered charities, not-for-profits, public entities (including schools and hospitals), and government organisations.


To be eligible for funding, equipment and technology must effectively divert new waste from landfills, be economically viable, and contribute to waste reduction through avoidance, redesign, reuse, remanufacture, or recycling methods.

Businesses must undergo a waste assessment to apply for the rebate.

To determine eligibility, applicants can self-assess using the Bin Trim App or contact Bin Trim directly at

Recipients will be required to provide the EPA with data showcasing the waste outcomes of the funded equipment, detailing the extent to which waste is avoided, redesigned, reused, remanufactured, or recycled.

What sort of equipment is eligible?

Equipment that may be funded include (but not limited to):

  • balers
  • presses
  • bulk bag stands and bulk bags
  • cardboard perforator
  • compactors
  • glass crushers
  • granulators
  • organic rapid decomposition units
  • shredders
  • source separation bins, wheelie bins, skip bins, bin tippers and other bin equipment with bin signs and stickers
  • trolleys to transport waste
Vertical Balers
Vertical Balers
Horizontal Balers
Horizontal Balers
Waste Compactor
WastePac Bin Lifter
Bin Lifters
Food Digesters
Food Digesters
Drum Crusher
Drum Crushers
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Horizontal Balers
Horizontal Balers
Horizontal Balers
Vertical Balers
Horizontal Balers
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What’s different from the previous Bin Trim Rebates Program?

This rebate program has introduced leasing options of up to $10,000 as 50% contribution funding with a minimum lease period of 12 months (1st Lease), allowing for subsequent 12-month lease renewals or equipment purchases until no more than $50,000 total is allocated.

What are the critical steps in the funding application process?

  1. Complete your Initial waste assessment with Bin Trim App.
  2. Obtain a quote from Waste Initiatives for waste equipment.
  3. Register for grant on Smartygrants using the quote from Waste Initiatives.
  4. Submit Form 1 – Application Form with required attachments.
  5. EPA will assess your application in 4-6 weeks.
  6. Accept the rebate within 30 days of receiving the Funding Deed by executing it.
  7. Within 3 months of executing the deed, procure, install and commence use.
  8. Submit Form 2 – Equipment Procured with required attachments within 3 months of executing the deed.
  9. Within 30 days of submitting Form 2, EPA provides the rebate funding.
  10. Follow-up waste assessment 3-6 months after installation.
  11. Submit Form 3 – Outcomes Report with required attachments 3-6 months after installation and follow-up waste assessment is complete.
  12. Applicant must operate and maintain equipment for 12 months (if leased) or 5 years (if purchased).

How can Waste Initiatives help?

Our Equipment Specialists at Waste Initiatives are well acquainted with the Bin Trim Application process. They can assist you in your waste assessment and application and help you find suitable equipment for your waste management solution. Check out our case study of a previous Bin Trim recipient by clicking here.

Make An Enquiry

Talk to Waste Initiatives today to find out more about our waste & recycling solutions.

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