Waste and resource recovery

 An earth-mover inside a waste processing facility

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.

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Better practice resource recovery centres

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

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Council waste and recycling centres

Recycling services differ from council to council, so always check what is collected in your council area before putting out your recycling.

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Kerbside waste and recycling

Over the past decade Victoria has seen significant improvements in kerbside recycling. Improvements include an increase in the amount of organics collected; with many councils moving to a three bin collection system.

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Public place recycling

Public place recycling is a materials recovery system designed to collect materials from the waste stream for recycling in high-use public areas.

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Recycled materials in pavement

Recycled crushed concrete, crushed brick, glass fines, Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) and crumbed rubber products now commonly supplement traditional virgin aggregate and sand extracted from quarries in pavement construction.

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Waste management in multi-unit developments

A guide to best practice for waste management and resource recovery in multi-unit developments.

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