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Victorians need waste and recycling services they can rely on. A new waste law and waste authority will help us deliver that.

To ensure this new law and authority reflect the needs, priorities and ideas of the community and the sector, we want your feedback.

Why we need a waste law and waste authority

Currently, we have laws that apply to parts of the waste and recycling sector, but there is no legislation covering the sector as a whole. This waste law and waste authority will allow us to:

  • improve the reliability of waste and recycling services
  • set industry standards and goals
  • keep the industry and market stable
  • make the government’s role and responsibilities clear

What will the waste authority do?

We propose that the waste authority oversee the performance of the waste and recycling sector. 

The authority will partner with local councils to manage waste and recycling services. It will also ensure high-quality waste and recycling services for all Victorians, including regional and rural Victoria.

Recycling Victoria

A new waste law and waste authority are a key commitment of Recycling Victoria.

Recycling Victoria is our new $300 million, 10-year plan that will:

  • cut waste by 15% 
  • divert 80% of waste from landfill
  • help create 3,900 jobs

Have your say

We want to hear what Victorians and the sector think about our proposals for the waste law and waste authority.

Complete the online survey between 11 September and 09 October 2020.

If you want to know more, you can register for one of our online information sessions.

We will publish a summary of your feedback and how it has been used on the Engage Victoria website later this year. 

More information 

Learn more about our waste law proposal in the Waste and Recycling Legislation and Governance options paper.

Contact our Waste and Recycling team for more information: wastepolicy@delwp.vic.gov.au

Reviewed 20 November 2020

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