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Victoria's Container Deposit Scheme

Have your say on the design of Victoria's container deposit scheme (CDS)

A CDS is an important part of the Recycling Victoria policy, which will invest more than $300 million to transform the recycling sector and drive investment in world class infrastructure and technology, create cutting-edge local industries and support new local jobs.

The Victorian Government will be rolling the CDS out in 2022/23 but needs your feedback.

How can you have your say?
We want to have the best system in Victoria, which means we need your feedback, so it will be designed and convenient for all Victorians.

 

Just go to Engage Victoria and answer a few simple questions by
30 November 2020.
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Fact Sheet

Frequently Asked Questions

 

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.
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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.

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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.

Strengthening Industry

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.

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