Monday, April 22, 2024

$20m funding for ‘four bin’ recycling scheme

The Victorian Government has announced $20 million funding to support rural and regional councils as they work toward a four bin, or four service, recycling system.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the nw recycling system would separate household waste into: rubbish, recycling, glass and green waste. 

“We are revolutionising recycling across Victoria. By separating household waste into four categories, we’re making the most of the material and making sure we reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill,” the Minister said.

“Our recycling reforms mean that every household can do their bit reducing waste and making sure that recycling is a part of daily life.” 

Councils will use the funding to upgrade recycling transfer stations and drop-off points for separated glass and organics as we set up the new four stream household waste recycling service across the state. 

“We know every council works a bit differently and has a unique community. That’s why this funding recognises that there isn’t a one-size fits all recycling solution for rural and regional councils across Victoria,” Ms D’Ambrosio said.

She said the funding puts the needs of rural and regional communities at the forefront of statewide reforms to the recycling system.

“A consistent statewide approach to separation of waste in Victorian households will significantly increase the quality of recycled material and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.”

Reform of household recycling across the state is a key initiative of Recycling Victoria – A New Economy, a plan to transform the waste and recycling system.

The funding is open to 48 rural and regional councils the funding is available from 12 February until 26 March. For more information www.vic.gov.au/recycling.

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