NSW Bin Trim Rebates Program: A Quick Overview

NSW Bin Trim Rebates

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?

This funding program provides up to $50,000 as a maximum 50% co-contribution funding to NSW businesses and other organisations with a commercial and industrial (C&I) waste service for equipment or technology that avoids, reduces, reuses, or recycles C&I waste. $6m in funding is available until allocations are depleted.

What is the main objective of the rebate program?

The Rebates Program aims to support projects that address priority waste issues. It is designed to fund various equipment and technology solutions that reduce organics, plastics and other waste generated from commercial and industrial activities.

Who’s it for?

Businesses with a commercial and industrial (C&I) waste service at a site in NSW, have a valid ABN, employ one or more full-time employees in NSW, 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 bin.trim@epa.nsw.gov.au.

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:
· 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

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.

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.

For more information on this grant, contact Waste Initiatives at [email protected].


NSW EPA. Nov 2023. Bin Trim Equipment Rebates Program.

NSW EPA. The Bin Trim App.

NSW EPA.2023. Bin Trim Equipment Rebates – Guidelines for applicants 2023.

NSW EPA.2023. Bin Trim turns plastic waste into profit. Case study – Furnware Group.