Re-thinking recycling: NT Gov invests $2.3m

December 7, 2022 7:41 am in by Staff Writer

Regional and remote communities across the Northern Territory will soon have better access to recycling infrastructure. 

The Federal and Northern Territory Labor Governments are co-investing $2.3 million under the Recycling Modernisation Fund to improve waste processing capacity across the Northern Territory.

With additional funding from industry, the total investment is $8.3 million. 

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Seven projects will address gaps in the Territory’s waste recycling capabilities including in the remote communities of Galiwin’ku, Gapuwiyak, Ramingining and Milingimbi in East Arnhem Land. 

The projects will also grow local businesses, keep waste out of landfills and recycle waste into valuable new commodities such as construction materials.

Combined, the 7 new projects are expected to support 12 construction jobs, 18 ongoing positions and process almost 12,000 tonnes of waste glass, plastic, tyres, paper and cardboard each year. 
The Government’s Recycling Modernisation Fund is turbocharging Australia’s circular economy so that when a product is no longer useful or required for its initial purpose, it is either reused, recycled or remanufactured.

Projects already announced for Recycling Modernisation Fund investment will add over 1 million tonnes of processing capacity every year, keeping our waste out of landfill and supporting new jobs.  

Round 2 of the NT Recycling Modernisation Fund will be opening soon.

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More information on the Recycling Modernisation Fund is available at:
Investing in Australia’s waste and recycling infrastructure – DCCEEW
NT Recycling Modernisation Fund | NT.GOV.AU