Monday, June 24, 2024

Victorian Govt funds third round of council waste program

The Victorian Government is delivering more than $2 million to 13 council projects across the state in a bid to cut down on waste and recycle more. 

Victorian Minister for Environment, Steve Dimopoulos announced the successful recipients from the third round of the Circular Economy Councils Fund.

“We’re proud to support these great local initiatives which will drive down the amount of waste that ends up in landfill,” the Minister said

“These projects will create valuable new opportunities to increase local recycling, grow local businesses and jobs, and divert over 22,000 tonnes of waste from landfill.”  

Funded projects include the Yarra Ranges Shire establishing a textiles collection program, a trailer with reusable crockery to help reduce single use items at community events on the Mornington Peninsula and delivering a mobile mulch maker in Murrindindi. 

The funding will also see reuse shops be established at a number of locations across Victoria, including  Cobram, Nurmurkah, Myrtleford, Romsey and Kyneton.

The projects will create 11 long term and 40 short term jobs – helping the Government to meet its target to divert 80% of waste from landfill by 2030, said Minister Dimopoulos.

Overall, funding provided through the Circular Economy Councils Fund has supported 66 projects.

To learn more about the Circular Economy Councils Fund projects, visit sustainability.vic.gov.au/circular-economy-councils-fund-funded-projects.

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