Work Underway To Overhaul Victoria’s Recycling System

The Andrews Labor Government will tackle ongoing waste management issues with $11.3 million to provide immediate financial relief to councils and invest in infrastructure to improve the quality of 100,000 tonnes of recycled materials.

SKM had been significantly undercutting the prices of other recycling providers and since they stopped accepting waste, many councils are paying double what they were paying to SKM to divert recycling to other providers.

To alleviate this financial pressure, the Labor Government will deliver a $6.6 million package to the 33 affected councils over the next four months, providing a rebate that will cover the additional costs they are incurring to deal with their recyclable waste.

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