Victoria’s City of Darebin Council has announced it will take over operation of the city’s resource recovery centre from next month as part of a plan to reduce waste and stimulate a circular economy.
“Council is taking over the operation of Darebin Resource Recovery Centre (DRRC) and Recycled Goods Shop from Friday 1 July, following a 17-year partnership with Outlook Environmental,” Council said in a statement.
“DRRC will close at 3pm on Tuesday 28 June and reopen on Monday 4 July as part of the transition.”
Council says its decision is in line with the State Government’s overhaul of household recycling to reduce waste, increase recycling and make the most of resources.
“It also aligns with our Council Plan goal to reduce waste and stimulate a local circular economy, where waste resources are re-used rather than discarded.”
Council says assuming operation of the DRRC will allow the city to:
- Upgrade site facilities;
- Ensure all EPA requirements are being met;
- Work across departments, businesses and the community to focus on repurposing and reuse, rather than disposal and recycling.
“Recycling and safe disposal are key functions of the DRRC, and this will continue during the transition period and under Council’s management.”
“Together with Outlook, we aim to make the transition a smooth one for our community and commercial customers,” it said.