Transforming Recycling In Victoria
Victoria's circular economy – a 10-year action plan
Resource Recovery Gippsland supports a circular economy and looks forward to its role in working with government, local government and community on the collective journey toward sustainability.
The Victorian Government has announced a number of initiatives to support its circular economy policy.
Recycling Victoria is the state's circular economy policy
The Victorian Government will invest more than $300 million to fundamentally transform our recycling sector, reduce waste, create thousands of jobs and set Victoria up for a more sustainable future.
Recycling Victoria will drive investment, jobs and increase the waste and recycling industry’s processing capacity.
This will make sure services meet and exceed community expectations—putting an end to unethical operators and waste stockpiling.
Four bin system Across Victoria
Working in partnership with councils, government reform will see four colour-coded bins rolled out to homes across Victoria, separating:
- combined food and garden organics (green)
- glass (purple)
- plastics, paper, cardboard and metals (yellow)
- household waste (red).
Container deposit scheme
Victoria will introduce a container deposit scheme (CDS) by 2022/23 which will work alongside the new household waste collection system.
It will make recycling easier outside the home.
The community and the recycling industry will be consulted about how a new container deposit scheme in Victoria will work.
As part of a nearly $100 million industry and infrastructure investment package, the Government will:
- drive research
- expand the local processing and manufacturing industry
- create more products from recyclable materials
- support new local jobs.
Waste as an Essential Service
Making waste an essential service ensures that Victorians are getting the same basic and reliable standard of service – wherever they live.
It will also strengthen accountability of waste service providers and the stability of the Victorian system in the long-term.
The Essential Services Commission is determining the best form of regulation required.