Resource Recovery Gippsland has been working with the region's six councils on a collaborative procurement project known as Gippswide Kerbside.
The project will enable the region's waste management and resource recovery sector to transition toward a low carbon, circular economy and be best placed to leverage market efficiencies, economic development opportunities and positive environmental outcomes.
This collaborative procurement approach is consistent with the requirements of the
Recycling Victoria Policy
and each council
Bass Coast, Baw Baw, East Gippsland, Latrobe City, South Gippsland, Wellington
has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to progress.
6 Councils, 4 Tenders, 1 Region
With MOUs in place, the Gippswide Kerbside project is moving to market through a tender process. There are four separate tenders:
1. Organics Processing (FOGO) CLOSED
2. Residual Waste Treatment (household rubbish) OPENED 29 SEPT 2021
3. Glass & Mixed Recycling Processing OPENS 11am 14 OCT 2021
4. Collection & Transport.
Information about Tenders 4 will be posted on this website as the project progresses.
PLEASE NOTE: Canvassing of councillors or staff will disqualify Tenderers.
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
Valuing waste as a resource and focusing on resource recovery is vital to sustainability and makes sense for Gippsland.
These priorities not only bring with them economic, environmental, and social benefits but are key to the region minimising waste to landfill and moving toward a low carbon, circular economy.
Over the next 20-30 years Gippsland will be one of the state’s fastest growing regions presenting the resource recovery sector with challenges and opportunities to sustainably accommodate this rapid growth.
CURRENT STATUS KERBSIDE SERVICES
- Gippsland's kerbside waste management sector services households at a cost around $27million per annum
- Six councils provide kerbside collection to 136,000 households across a region of 41,000 square km (18% of Victoria)
- A fleet of 68 trucks collect around 100,000 tonnes of waste from kerbside bins per annum
- On average, in Gippsland, 52% of waste collected at kerbside goes to landfill and 48% of material is recovered (recycled, reused, repurposed).
New infrastructure and solutions will be required across the region to ensure the waste management needs of the region are met effectively, economically and sustainably.
Gippswide Kerbside is designed to secure the region's waste management capacity and capability into the future through region-wide collaborative procurement that delivers:
- increased resource recovery and decreased landfill through best practice and innovation
- cost effectiveness and economies of scale
- emissions reductions and transition to a low carbon economy
- regional investment in value added services and infrastructure
- increased local employment and procurement opportunities
- scalability providing the capacity to accept and process additional volume from other areas
- awareness raising and engagement that enables waste minimisation within households and at kerbside
- a move to a sustainable regional circular economy model.
GIPPSWIDE KERBSIDE TENDER PROCESS
With a memorandum of understanding with each Gippsland council in place, Gippswide Kerbside is progressing to market through a tender process. There will be four separate tenders:
- Organics (FOGO) Processing
- Residual Waste Treatment
- Glass & Mixed Recycling Processing
- Collection & Transport.
The Organics (FOGO) Processing Tender was released 10 August 2021 and the Residual Waste Treatment Tender released 29 September 2021. The Glass and Mixed Recycling Processing Tender will be released mid October 2021.
Details regarding opening and closing dates for tender submissions and the submission process itself will be confirmed on this website and publicised in local Gippsland newspapers and in The Age.
GIPPSWIDE KERBSIDE CONTACT
Matthew Peake - Executive Officer
Resource Recovery Gippsland
M: 0419 172 889
Alison Taylor - Acting Manager, Strategic Projects
Resource Recovery Gippsland
M: 0409 879 910
PROJECT NEWS & UPDATES
RETHINKING WASTE AND RESOURCE RECOVERY FOR GIPPSLAND - 5 October 2021
Extracting value from waste is vital to establish a sustainable and thriving circular economy. It requires us all to re-think what we purchase, consume, use, and discard.
GIPPSLAND REDUCING ORGANICS TO LANDFILL - 30 June 2021
Maximising resources and reducing waste to landfill are priorities that provide economic and environmental benefits and are essential nationally, state-wide and locally in moving toward to a circular, low carbon economy.
GIPPSLAND LOCAL GOVERNMENT WASTE FORUM - 28 April 2021
A key item for examination at the Forum’s April meeting was the Gippswide Kerbside project; a collaborative procurement project supported by all six councils.