Welcome to the website of the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group (LMWRRG).

The LMWRRG is one of 7 Waste and Resource Recovery Group that cover regional Victoria that links state, local governments, community and industry.

We have 8 member councils: City of Greater Bendigo, Buloke, Gannawarra, Loddon, Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander Shire Councils, Mildura and Swan Hill Rural City Councils.

The LMWWRG is responsible for facilitating a coordinated approach to the planning and delivery of infrastructure and services for all waste streams,  municipal solid waste (MSW), commercial and industrial waste (C&I) and construction and demolition waste (C&D).

Our key functions also include facilitating the procurement of waste and resource recovery infrastructure and services, to educate businesses and communities to reduce waste going to landfill and to integrate regional and local knowledge into State-wide waste strategies.


This is the corporate site for the LMWRRG where you can keep up to date on the strategic plans, reports, press releases, newsletters and other pieces of work released by the Group.

For information on education projects and campaigns run by the Group, and some tips and ideas on how to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, please visit our Kerbside Pride website.


The Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan

The Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan (regional implementation plan) was released by the Acting Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Richard Wynne on 6 July 2017.

On Friday 4th August 2017 the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group invited all of its valued stakeholders to the regional implementation plan Launch in Bendigo.
Through a presentation, stakeholders were provided with the chance to find out about the content and implementation of the plan, and also have conversations with the LMWRRG about the plan after the presentation.

The Launch also included a panel session after lunch comprising representatives from the Victorian Governments environment portfolio (Sustainability Victoria; Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning; Environment Protection Authority Victoria and LMWRRG) who provided details about how they are working together through the Victorian Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Planning Framework.

To view the regional implementation plan please download Regional Implementation Plan 2016-26_FINAL

A new Plan to meet our region’s needs

The Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group (Loddon Mallee WRRG) are required to prepare a regional implementation plan under section 50B of the Environment Protection Act 1970 (EP Act).  The regional implementation plan must be aligned and integrated with the regional implementation plans prepared by the other waste and resource recovery groups across the state, as well as the Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan (state infrastructure plan).  The purpose of the regional implementation plan is to identify waste and resource recovery infrastructure and service needs and how these can be met over at least the next 10 years and which also contribute to the strategic 30 year direction in the state infrastructure plan.

This is the first time the state has a coordinated strategic waste and resource recovery framework in place.

The regional implementation plan will assist to achieve:

  • reduction of waste going into landfill
  • increased resource recovery and improved industry viability
  • management of landfill and resource recovery facilities to provide the best economic, community, environment and public health outcomes for local communities.


Many stakeholders were involved in the development of the regional implementation plan from both the public and private sectors.  The draft regional implementation plan was also placed on public exhibition for feedback during a formal consultation period during July/August 2016, and there will be more opportunities to be involved in solutions during the implementation of the plan going forward.


The Loddon Mallee WRRG are confident that the regional implementation plan outlines the key priorities for action to deliver waste and resource recovery outcomes for the region over the next 10 years and would like to thank everyone who has been involved in providing information and reviewing the plan.  The group will now focus attention on implementing the priority actions.  These are also reflected in the groups Draft Business Plan 2017 – 2020.

For further information and updates on the projects currently being implemented, please click on the regional implementation plan link.


The 2018 Loddon Mallee Landfill Diversion Fund (LMLDF) is now open (Round 3) and will close at 2pm AEST Monday 26 November 2018.


The 2018 Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Fund (Round 2) is closed and projects have been awarded.

Four regional organisations will deliver innovative projects that either enhance resource recovery or tackle contamination of waste streams, through funding from the 2018 Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Fund.

The successful grant applicants are:

  • Hopley Recycling Pty Ltd
  • Bendigo Kangan Institute
  • Bendigo Food Share
  • Swan Hill Skip Bin Hire Pty Ltd

The projects will deliver best practice initiatives that help improve recycling and reduce the amount of waste going into landfill, in line with the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group Business Plan 2017 – 2020, and the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan 2016-26.

Sustainability Victoria media release – Glass the future is clear

To view article please click on link Glass – the future is clear




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