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Charitable Recyclers Reimbursement Program

This is a preview of the Application Form form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.


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Applications for Round 2

This application is for the calculated levy liability incurred on charitable waste for a previous quarter (the relevant period). Applicants must indicate for which quarter they are applying for reimbursement. 




Welcome to the Department of Environment and Science's (the department) online grant application service for the Charitable Recyclers Reimbursement Program.

This program will seek to reimburse the calculated waste levy liability incurred by eligible charitable recycling entities unable to utilise their existing exemption under section 28 of the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011. 

You are required to read the Program Guidelines and understand the department's requirements before proceeding with your application. 


For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact the Programs Team of the Office of Resource Recovery on (07) 3330 5864 of by email

You are strongly encouraged to save your application form every five to 10 minutes to reduce the risk of loss of information. 


If a technical error occurs, staff at SmartyGrants are available to help you. Contact them on (03) 9320 6888 during business hours or email and quote your application number. 

Help is available to guide you through using this form - please download the Help Guide for Applicants.


On the left hand side of every screen, there is a box which links directly to every page of the application form. Click the link to move directly to the page you want. You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application form. 


If you want to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click the 'My Applications' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of applications you have started or submitted. 

You can re-open your draft application and continue where you left off. 


You can also download any application, whether in draft form or submitted, as a PDF file. Click on the 'Download' button at the bottom of the application navigation panel. 


You will find a 'Review' button at the bottom of the navigation panel. You need to review your application before you submit it. Ensure that all fields and mandatory questions marked with an asterisk '*' are completed. 

Once you have reviewed your application, you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel.

IMPORTANT: Any question marked with an asterisk ('*') is mandatory. Failure to answer any of these questions will stop you from being able to complete and submit your application form.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of supporting documents is possible.

When you submit your application form, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email address that you used to register with SmartyGrants.

If you do not receive a 'confirmation of submission' email, then your application has not been received. Review the error message highlighted in red and ensure that all mandatory fields have been completed. You should then be able to successfully submit your application. 


You will need to upload attachments to support your application. This is simple but will require you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a USB stick, or similar.

You will need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however files up to a maximum of 5MB are recommended - the larger the file, the longer it takes to attach.

Remember - some requested document fields are mandatory. Failure to attach them will stop you from being able to successfully submit your application form.

If you are not able to attach a document, please contact SmartyGrants on (03) 9320 6888 for technical support.


A number of people can work on an application form using the same login details, as long as only one person is working on the application form at a time. Ensure that you save as you go.


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IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you submit your application once completed.  Any unsubmitted applications will not be considered for assessment.

Please confirm you have read the above information before proceeding * Required
You must answer yes before proceeding to the application.
Have you read the Charitable Recyclers Reimbursement Program guidelines? * Required
If you answered 'no', please stop your application and read the guidelines before proceeding any further.


The Department of Environment and Science may collect personal information in the application form to assess an Organisation’s application for funding and prepare a notification email of approval to confirm if the application is successful or unsuccessful.

All personal information an Organisation provides in this application form, including all attachments, will be routinely provided to the following parties for assessing the application:

  • other Queensland Government agencies to assess the application; and
  • internal assessment panel members.

Where necessary, information contained in the application may also be provided to the Queensland Minister for Environment and Science and the Minister’s members of staff for reporting purposes.

If the application is successful, the following information will be routinely published on the Department of Environment and Science’s media platforms:

  • Organisation’s name;
  • Total amount of funding allocated;
  • Project location and description; and
  • Project outcomes (tonnage).

The Department will only use personal information for this purpose. It will otherwise not be used or disclosed unless authorised or required by law or with consent. Personal information will be handled in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009.

The grant application and associated documentation is subject to the Right to Information Act 2009. If you wish to access your personal information that is under the control of the department, you may contact Right to Information Services.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the privacy of your personal information, please contact us.

I have read and accept the Privacy Statement. * Required