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Recycling Victoria Leads The Way To A Sustainable Future

The Victorian Government has introduced new measures to strengthen the state’s waste and recycling sector to deliver new services such as the container deposit scheme and four bin recycling system.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that from 1 July 2022, Recycling Victoria will oversee and regulate the state’s waste and recycling sector, following the introduction of the new Circular Economy (Waste Reduction and Recycling) Bill into Parliament today.

“We know Victorians want to be able to do more to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and use resources wisely – this new legislation helps to do exactly that.”

The new legislation is part of the Government’s $515 million investment to reduce waste, boost jobs and increase the amount of resources recovered by recycling.

These new measures will help divert up to 650,000 tonnes of organic waste away from landfill and boost Victoria’s economy by up to $6.7 billion by 2030, creating nearly 4,000 new jobs.

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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.

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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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