Welcome Recycling Victoria

Published: 1 July 2022

Sustainability Victoria welcomes Recycling Victoria to the state’s environment portfolio, and looks forward to working alongside them to deliver the government’s circular economy plan: Recycling Victoria: a new economy.

From 1 July, the newly established Recycling Victoria will join the Department of Land, Environment, Water and Planning, the Environment Protection Authority and Sustainability Victoria in leading the waste and recycling sector to benefit the Victorian community, environment, industry and local government.

Sustainability Victoria will continue to play a pivotal role in accelerating Victoria’s transition to a circular and climate-resilient economy by delivering education and behaviour change programs, grant funding, industry development and investment facilitation.

Beyond 1 July, we’ll continue to drive flagship programs like Detox Your Home, ResourceSmart Schools and the Circular Economy Business Innovation Centre.

Our partnerships with business, industry, community groups and not-for-profit organisations will remain the same.

We’ll also continue to work in the same capacity with local governments, councils, and alpine resort boards to increase recycling and processing capacity, roll out best practices in waste management and education, and support communities to investigate and implement circular solutions.

Following the introduction of Recycling Victoria, many of Sustainability Victoria’s program names will change to remove ‘Recycling Victoria’ from their title and instead highlight our role in transitioning to a circular economy. The function of these programs will remain the same.

In addition to providing oversight and regulation of the waste and recycling sector, Recycling Victoria will run the state’s waste and recycling data function which was previously provided by Sustainability Victoria.

As a result, our Data, Insights and Intelligence team will transition to Recycling Victoria from 1 July.

We look forward to working hand in hand with Recycling Victoria to share information and contribute to Victoria’s circular economy together.