Source: Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change
The Andrews Labor Government is fast-tracking development of regional and rural recycling infrastructure as it streamlines kerbside recycling across the state, while keeping jobs in local communities.
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $20 million to support rural and regional councils as they work towards a four bin, or four service, recycling system that separates household waste into: rubbish, recycling, glass and green waste.
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.
This will both keep jobs in the local regional community, while also reducing the amount of waste that travels to metro Melbourne for sorting.
This funding puts the needs of rural and regional communities at the forefront of statewide reforms to our recycling system and will stimulate local economies and create jobs.
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.