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Recycling Victoria will provide statewide leadership, stewardship and oversight of the waste and recycling sector. It will have a strong regional focus and presence across the state.

Recycling Victoria will foster sustainable, resilient and effective markets, supporting the state's transition to a circular economy. To reduce risks and promote best practice, Recycling Victoria will track and report on waste management and recycling.

Recycling Victoria will support strategic procurement and contract management by councils and Alpine Resort Management Boards for better value and services.

Recycling Victoria's role will evolve over time per legislative change and informed by input from across the sector.

A Charter of Engagement will detail how Recycling Victoria will consult and engage with councils, Alpine Resort Management Boards, industry, regional communities and Traditional Owners.

Recycling Victoria will work alongside other areas of the Victorian Government to strengthen the waste and recycling sector.

Establishing Recycling Victoria is a key part of the Victorian Government’s circular economy plan.

Fact sheets

  • Providing strategic leadership and oversight to the waste and recycling sector.

    Recycling Victoria is a key part of the Victorian Government’s circular economy plan.

    The establishment of Recycling Victoria will make Victoria’s waste and recycling system more effective, accountable and consistent with community expectations.

    From 1 July 2022, Recycling Victoria will oversee the waste and recycling system in Victoria and use its powers under the Circular Economy (Waste Reduction and Recycling) Act 2021 to strengthen the waste, recycling or resource recovery sector. It will work to minimise waste and maximise recovery and reuse of resources.

    Recycling Victoria will provide local government and industry with support on how to efficiently reduce and manage waste.

    The Recycling Victoria fact sheet provides more information about:

    • its purpose, functions and powers
    • the benefits
    • what this means for our community
    • what this means for the waste and recycling sector.

  • Underpinning waste and recycling reform

    The Circular Economy (Waste Reduction and Recycling) Act 2021 underpins Victoria's transition to a circular economy.

    The key features of the Circular Economy (Waste Reduction and Recycling) Act 2021 include:

    • The establishment of Recycling Victoria
    • The introduction of a container deposit scheme
    • New compliance and enforcement powers around waste and recycling
    • Proposed local and regional engagement about the changes
    • The transfer of Waste and Resource Recovery Groups to Recycling Victoria.

    The Circular Economy (Waste Reduction and Recycling) Act 2021 fact sheet provides more information on:

    • the circular economy
    • the purpose of the Act
    • key features of the Act.

  • Working together for a reliable and resilient waste and recycling sector

    The Circular Economy (Waste Reduction and Recycling) Act 2021 underpins Victoria’s transition to a circular economy.

    Various government agencies play an essential role in this transition including:

    • Recycling Victoria
    • Sustainability Victoria
    • Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
    • the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

    The roles and responsibilities fact sheet provides more information on how these government agencies will:

    • help deliver a reliable and resilient waste and recycling sector
    • work together to share information
    • manage risks in waste and recycling sector.

Reviewed 22 June 2022

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