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Expressions of interest for the grants are now closed, with the successful recipients of this round detailed below.
$8.1 million has been awarded to seven infrastructure projects that will increase Victoria’s capacity to process and recycle Victoria’s glass and plastic waste.
The projects funded will create 70 new ongoing full-time jobs and process over 220,000 tonnes of glass and plastic waste each year – more than doubling Victoria's domestic glass recycling and boosting domestic plastics recycling by almost 40%.
Cleanaway Pty Ltd
Project: Post-consumer plastics reprocessing plant: An end-to-end solution
Description: The funding will be used to build a facility capable of processing 20,000 tonnes of plastic per annum.
Cleanaway Pty Ltd
Project: Victoria Closed Loop Glass Beneficiation
Description: Cleanaway will build a facility which will have the capacity to process 140,000 tonnes of glass per annum.
Mildura Rural City Council
Project: Mildura Glass Sorting and Processing Facility
Description: The funding will be used to construct a regional sorting and glass processing facility with the capacity to process 5300 tonnes of kerbside materials per annum.
Project: Plant Capacity Optimisation – Waste Glass Recovery
Description: Processing capacity at Repurpose It’s existing Epping plant will be increased with the funding used to install an additional centrifuge and material storage bunker.
Socobell O.E.M Pty Ltd
Project: CLEVA POD Recycled Plastic Void Former System for Concrete Foundations
Description: The funding will be used to install a patented new CLEVA POD void forming system, which creates concrete slab foundations made from 100% recycled plastic – which will be marketed to the construction industry.
Vinidex Pty Ltd
Project: Resource Recovery for Plastics Pipes
Description: Vinidex will use the funding to install infrastructure which will process recovered polymers to create new pipe products.
Wheelie Waste Pty Ltd
Project: Wheelie Waste Warrnambool Recycling Facility
Description: A new facility will be constructed with the funding, which will sort and process glass as well as bale paper and plastic for transport.
The Victorian Government and the Australian Government each contributed $4.05 million to these projects.
The Australian and Victorian governments are partnering to invest a total of $46 million in Victorian recycling projects through the Australian Government’s Recycling Modernisation Fund. The funding will be distributed through the Recycling Victoria Infrastructure Fund.
Funding will be available for infrastructure projects (new infrastructure or upgrades) that:
These grants involved a two-stage application process:
Note: This timeline is indicative only and may change.