26 September 2023

Four-bin recycling rubbish rolls closer

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The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is one step closer to implementing its comprehensive four-bin recycling system, with funding allocated to the rollout.

Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio said $127 million had been allocated to support all 79 Victorian councils to buy new bins, improve drop-off facilities, deliver education campaigns and ensure they had the required infrastructure in place.

“Glass, when mixed with other recyclable materials, shatters and contaminates valuable, easy-to-recycle materials such as paper and cardboard,” Ms D’Ambrosio said.

“This reduces the quality of these materials and their ability to be recycled,” she said.

“By separating glass effectively, more materials from the commingled bin can also be recycled.”

Ms D’Ambrosio said the new four-bin services with standardised bin-lid colours would make it easier for Victorians to recycle.

The Minister said DELWP, in partnership with councils, would deliver a reliable and consistent State-wide recycling system through better household recycling, improved infrastructure and stronger industry regulation.

She said the funding would also support regional communities prepare for the reforms with improved drop-off facilities at resource recovery centres to collect food organics, garden organics and glass.

Further information on the four-bin waste and recycling system can be accessed at this PS News link.

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