SUPPORT FOR BAW BAW SHIRE ON NEW RECYCLING ROLLOUT

Tuesday 7 September 2021

Victorian councils are being supported to roll out new education campaigns to help residents understand the four-bin recycling system, as part of the Victorian Government’s goal to divert 80% of waste from landfill.

All Victorians will soon be sorting their household waste and recycling into four streams – with all local governments to transition to new glass services by 2027 and new food and garden organics services by 2030.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing said that Baw Baw Shire Council would be one of 17 councils across the state to share in more than $1 million of grants.

The funding will support councils to deliver local education campaigns to help residents prepare for the new glass recycling services, food and garden organics services, or improve their existing four-stream household recycling services.

Sustainability Victoria will provide communication materials based on behaviour change theory and research, developed in partnership with local government and industry, allowing councils to focus their funding efforts on advertising and engaging with residents.

All councils and alpine resort management boards are eligible for funding under the $6.03 million Recycling Victoria Household Education and Behaviour Change Fund to be shared across four funding rounds. For more information on the Fund, visit Sustainability Victoria’s website.

The Victorian Government has invested over $515 million to deliver the biggest transformation and reform of Victoria’s waste and recycling industry. This includes $380 million to deliver Recycling Victoria which will fundamentally reduce waste, boost jobs and establish a recycling system Victorians can rely on.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“Recycling is something that so many of us now do without a second thought, but we need to make sure that the upcoming change to recycling processes are well understood. This will ensure that recycled items are going into the right bin, reducing landfill, and making even better use of recyclable goods than ever.”

 “The grants for this localised information campaign will help households across West Gippsland to prepare for these new recycling services and understand what is changing and what they need to do to make the most of the new system.”

 “Our new household recycling services will maximise our recycling capacity, make the best use of new and emerging technology, create employment and all while reducing the amount of waste that goes into landfill.”