Weighbridge Fund

Program snapshot

Category: Waste and Recycling Infrastructure Program

Amounts: Total of $500,000 available for round 5; Individual grants of 50% of the capital cost to install a weighbridge, up to a maximum of $75,000

Eligible bodies: Waste and recycling facilities in the waste levy areas and licensed landfills outside the waste levy area

Status: Closed. All available funding has now been awarded.

Managed by: Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.


Since the introduction of the Weighbridge Fund in 2016, over 35 waste and recycling facilities have received over $2 million in grants to support the installation of weighbridges.


The Weighbridge Fund supports recycling facilities and landfills that meet the eligibility criteria to install weighbridges to facilitate the collection and payment of the waste and environment levy. Weighbridge infrastructure will ensure better quantification of waste and support improved environmental performance at waste and recycling facilities.

If your facility recovers, recycles, processes or stores waste and is liable for the waste levy, you  are required to install a weighbridge and accurately record waste movements. See the weighbridge requirements for levy liable waste facilities (PDF 35KB) for more information.


The Guide for applicants (PDF 789KB) contains the eligibility and other rules which applied to this funding program.

More information

For more information contact the Waste and Recycling Infrastructure Unit by phone on (02) 9995 6920 or email infrastructure.grants@epa.nsw.gov.au.

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