Making the Green Choice the Easy Choice: Food Waste Dehydration Rebate Programs Available In Australia

Published on
March 8, 2024
New incentives across Australia are making it even easier for individuals and businesses to ‘go green’. In line with the Australian Government’s Strategy to halve the Nation’s food waste by 2030, local and state governments have launched a range of rebates to make sustainable food waste disposal more accessible. At enrich360, we're proud to support these initiatives by offering state-of-the-art food waste dehydration machines that empower households and businesses to efficiently manage their organic waste.

The Challenge of Food Waste

Sustainability is an ongoing issue for individuals and businesses alike, with a growing awareness of the environmental impact of our daily actions. Food waste poses one of our Nation’s greatest environmental challenges; in Australia alone, it's estimated that households discard over 7.6 million tonnes of food annually. This equates to a staggering loss of resources and makes up approximately 3% of our total greenhouse gas emissions. Shockingly, this is almost the equivalent to the net greenhouse gas emissions created by all road transportation.

Addressing food waste requires a multifaceted approach that involves reducing waste at the source, diverting edible surplus to those in need and managing unavoidable food waste in an environmentally responsible manner. 

Introducing Food Waste Dehydration Machines

At enrich360, we offer a game-changing solution to the challenge of food waste: food waste dehydration machines. These innovative devices are designed to quickly and efficiently break down organic waste, reducing it by up to 93% of its original volume. By dehydrating food waste, our machines eliminate the need for frequent trips to outdoor compost bins, minimise odour and pest issues and create a byproduct that is actually beneficial to the environment.

Our food waste dehydration machines are suitable for a wide range of settings, from residential kitchens to commercial establishments, including restaurants, hotels, hospitals and supermarkets. They are easy to use, require minimal maintenance and produce nutrient-rich soil amendment that can be used to enrich soil and support plant growth.

Compost Rebate Programs: Incentivising Sustainable Practices

In line with the Australian government's commitment to environmental sustainability, several states and local councils have introduced rebate programs to encourage residents and businesses to adopt sustainable food waste disposal practices. These programs provide financial incentives, such as rebates or vouchers, to offset the cost of purchasing eligible equipment, including food waste dehydration machines.

By participating in these rebate programs, individuals and businesses can not only save money on equipment but also contribute to reducing landfill waste and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, by diverting organic waste from landfills, participants help conserve valuable resources and support the transition to a circular economy.

Here Are Some Of The Key Rebate Programs You Need To Know:

Brisbane City Council
Brisbane City Council’s Compost Rebate Program was launched in 2020 and has since increased the rebates available to eligible Brisbane residents:

$100 on Composting Equipment (ONE PER HOUSEHOLD)
This is for the purchase of eligible composting equipment made on or from 1 January 2024 for those joining the program for the first time.

$200 on Food Waste Recycling Equipment (ONE PER HOUSEHOLD)
This rebate is for the purchase of a food waste dehydrator system or in-sink food disposal system made on or from 1 January 2024.

Need help deciding between an inSinkerator or a Food Waste Dehydrator? To find out why dehydrators are the superior choice, read our article Flushing InSinkerators Down The Drain: The Downfalls Of InSinkerators And Why Food Waste Dehydrators Are A More Sustainable Solution

The NSW Bin Trim Equipment Rebates Program

A new NSW initiative aimed at reducing business waste and increasing recycling will see an incredible $6 million in rebates offered over the next three years. This business program will return up to $50,000 and cover up to 50% of the cost of small-scale, onsite recycling technology.

To be eligible, businesses must have a commercial and industrial waste service in NSW, have at least one full time employee and an ABN. For full eligibility criteria and a list of approved equipment, go to: 

Local Council Rebates

Local government initiatives are offering rebates of up to 80% on certain food waste disposal equipment. To find out if you are eligible, contact your local council or visit and input your address.

Join the Movement Towards Sustainable Waste Management

At enrich360, we believe that everyone has a role to play in building a more sustainable future. By making the green choice the easy choice, we empower individuals and businesses to take meaningful action to reduce their environmental footprint. Whether you're a homeowner looking to minimise food waste in your kitchen or a business owner seeking to enhance your sustainability initiatives, with our food waste dehydration machines and the support of rebate programs, being part of a circular economy has never been easier or more rewarding.

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