Local government and authorities

Best practice at resource recovery centres/transfer stations

Recycling sign at a waste and resource recovery centre 

Victoria has more than 300 resource recovery centres/transfer stations that are an integral part of the waste management system. Sustainability Victoria’s best practice guidance provides information on why and how resource recovery centres/transfer stations can progress towards best practice.

Best practice guidance is critical to the operation of resource recovery centres, helping to divert materials from landfill and ensure the safe management and handling of recovered materials and residual waste.

These guidance materials aim to promote and inform continuous improvement at resource recovery centres, as well as provide information about minimum standards.

Guide to better practice at resource recovery centres

Document | PDF | 11259KB
Guide to better practice at resource recovery centres

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Guide to better practice at resource recovery centres

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Supplementary work book

Fact sheets

11 fact sheets that accompany the better practice resource recovery center guide

Document | PDF | 768KB
Batteries fact sheet

Document | PDF | 507KB
Gas cylinder fact sheet

Document | PDF | 634KB
Concrete rubble fact sheet

Document | PDF | 690KB
Motor and cooking oil fact sheet

Document | PDF | 707KB
eWaste fact sheet

Document | PDF | 464KB
Resale shops fact sheet

Document | PDF | 439KB
Fluorescent light fact sheet

Document | PDF | 1121KB
Signage fact sheet

Document | PDF | 493KB
Food and garden organics fact sheet

Document | PDF | 478KB
Whitegoods fact sheet

Document | PDF | 326KB
Garden organics timber fact sheet

Case studies

Please download the 5 case studies that accompany the better practice resource recovery center guide

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Anglesea resale shop case study

Document | PDF | 2028KB
Orbost transfer station case study

Document | PDF | 825KB
Moonee Valley transfer station case study

Document | PDF | 1029KB
Wycheproof transfer station case study

Document | PDF | 1313KB
Mt Scobie transfer station case study

Related information

Funding has been provided to 22 rural and regional councils to upgrade infrastructure at 30 transfer stations and resource recovery centres across Victoria.

More information

For further information contact Sustainability Victoria