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Baw Baw Shire Council shares in state funding to help residents understand the four-bin recycling system

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 Governments goal to divert 80% of waste from landfill.

By news@gippsland - 7th September 2021 - Back to News

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 rollout of the new bins will start next year and happen gradually  informed by the needs of local communities and existing council contracts, there will also be special arrangements for remote regional households and people in apartments, to ensure everyone gets access to the new four-bin system

The rollout of the new bins will start next year and happen gradually informed by the needs of local communities and existing council contracts, there will also be special arrangements for remote regional households and people in apartments, to ensure everyone gets access to the new four-bin system

Funding to deliver educational campaigns

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.

Transformation and reform of waste and recycling industry

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.

The Victorian Government has invested over $515 million to deliver the biggest transformation and reform of Victorias 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.

Understanding the new system

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing said, "Recycling is something that so many of us now do without a second thought, but we need to make sure that the upcoming changes 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."

For more information on the Fund, visit Sustainability Victorias website.

Pictures from Harriet Shing MP Facebook page.


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