Recycling bins along kerbside

GIPPSWIDE KERBSIDE

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


Each Gippsland council

Bass Coast, Baw Baw, East Gippsland, Latrobe City, South Gippsland, Wellington

has signed a Memorandum of Understanding
to progress.



Collection and Transport Tender


This tender is CLOSED


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) CLOSED 

3. Glass & Mixed Recycling Processing CLOSED         

4. Collection & Transport CLOSED.


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).

COLLABORATIVE PROCUREMENT


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


Gippswide Kerbside has progressed through a tender process, issuing four separate tenders:

  1. Organics (FOGO) Processing
    10 Aug - 20 Sept 2021
  2. Residual Waste Treatment
    29 Sept - 29 Oct 2021
  3. Glass & Mixed Recycling Processing
    14 Oct - 21 Dec 2021
  4. Collection & Transport
    2 March - 18 May 2022.

CONTACT


Matthew Peake - Executive Officer
Resource Recovery Gippsland
M: 0419 172 889 

E: matthew.peake@gwrrg.vic.gov.au

Alison Taylor - Acting Manager, Strategic Projects
Resource Recovery Gippsland
M: 0409 879 910
E: alison.taylor@gwrrg.vic.gov.au 


PROJECT NEWS & UPDATES


 

Media Releases

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.

Find out more...

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.

Find out more...

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.

Find out more...

 

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