Funding for recovery and recycling of organics and general waste
$5.5 million boost for recovery and recycling of organics and general waste
As part of a new 'Conserve, Invest and Save' strategy, the Victorian Government has announced plans to help reduce the amount of food scraps and organic waste going into our landfills as part of a new $5.5 million program unveiled by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Hon Ryan Smith MP.
$2.5 million of the package will fund a regional organics strategy, led by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with regional waste management groups (RWMGs) and regional and rural local councils.
The package also provides a further $3 million in support to RWMGs to fund priority waste projects in regional Victoria over the next two financial years.
Sustainability Victoria is currently developing a statewide plan for the delivery of integrated waste management outcomes.
This package addresses one of our first priorities which is to tackle the problem of organics in landfill in regional and rural Victoria and to find ways to turn this waste into a range of valuable resources such as compost, fertilisers and fuels.
The additional support for RWMGs will assist in the delivery of a range of localised projects aligned to our statewide priorities to boost our resource recovery efforts.
- Building Victoria's Organics Recovery package
To support organic waste collection systems, processing and market development across regional Victoria.
Building Victoria's Organics Recovery FAQs updated 31 August (34KB); FAQs, Word version (53KB)
The Building Victoria's Organics Recovery Fund is now open for applications.
- Regional waste management group support package
To support regional waste management groups to implement waste management programs to benefit their local municipalities.
Regional waste management group support package FAQs (35KB)
For more information contact 1300 363 744.
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