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The Waste Minimisation Fund supports development of innovative solutions for reducing waste, this involves providing financial assistance to local waste minimisation and management initiatives that contribute to achieving the goals outlined in Hastings District Council’s Waste Minimisation and Management Plan 2018.
The Waste Minimisation Fund aims to support projects that result in a new waste minimisation activity, either by implementing new initiatives or expanding on existing activities.
To contribute to building a community that values our resources, re-uses, re-purposes and recycles what it can. These can be achieved through education, enagagement and the development of new technology and ways of working.
If you have a waste minimisation initiative – we want to hear from you!
Priority areas for the grant for Waste Minimisation Fund are
Small applications under $2000 will be considered monthly and allocated by the Waste Minimisation team. Your project must not start within 6 weeks of the applications being submitted.
Projects that focus on waste disposal on the treatment of waste prior to/or disposal/clean-ups (with the exemption of marine waste clean-ups as an activity when attached to a community education initiative/programme).
The Waste Minimisation Fund has been established to allocate a portion of the funds supplied to the Hastings District Council by the national waste levy, mandated under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 (WMA). Funding is generated from the waste levy which is administered by the Ministry for the Environment (MfE). The current rate for this levy is $10 per tonne of waste that enters landfill nationally, half of this levy is then designated to local council adjusted to population size. The remaining amount is placed into a national contestable fund. Both funds are designated to encourage waste management and minimisation activities or initiatives, and to further the goals of the local WMMP and the national WMA.
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