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

The Loddon Mallee WRRG 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. To continue reading please visit the About Us page.

Waste Authority Transition

The Circular Economy (Waste Reduction and Recycling) Bill 2021 passed in Parliament on Thursday, 2 December 2021 and received the Royal Assent from the Governor to become an Act of Parliament on Tuesday, 14 December 2021.

This is an important milestone in delivering the Victorian Government’s circular economy reforms and a significant achievement in a short timeframe for such major legislative reform.

This legislation provides the foundation for Victoria’s transition to a sustainable and thriving circular economy and provides for stronger regulation of the state’s waste and recycling sector for more and better recycling, as well as less waste and landfilling.

The legislation will see the establishment on 1 July, 2022 of Recycling Victoria. Recycling Victoria will be headed by a senior executive public service employee with distinct legislative functions and powers to oversee and provide strategic leadership for the waste and recycling sector. The Head of Recycling Victoria will be supported by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning employees within a dedicated business unit.

Recycling Victoria will have a strong regional focus and presence across the State. It will adopt its own branding separate from DELWP, will report publicly on its role and activities annually, and develop its own charter of engagement and strategic plan. The legislation also establishes a standing advisory committee with regional and local government expertise to provide advice to Recycling Victoria and the Minister and enables the Minister to establish other advisory committees as needed.

Recycling Victoria will have powers to regulate waste and recycling services, oversee the container deposit scheme, gather data and report on the state of the market, and support councils with procurement of services. It will work with the sector to support the ongoing development of Victoria’s circular economy.

On commencement of Recycling Victoria, waste and resource recovery groups (WRRGs) will be dissolved and relevant functions, alongside some waste and recycling functions currently undertaken by Sustainability Victoria (SV), will be transferred to Recycling Victoria. Recycling Victoria will also assume and build upon existing data and reporting functions currently performed by SV. All staff, including regional staff, employed on 30 June 2022 by WRRGs will transition to Recycling Victoria from 1 July 2022. SV staff whose roles or functions are identified as transferring to Recycling Victoria will also transfer to the new authority.

Recycling Victoria will also deliver broader functions than currently undertaken across the portfolio, including new stewardship, regulatory and market oversight functions and new monitoring, compliance, enforcement, and information sharing powers. It will also oversee Victoria’s new container deposit scheme.

Read the Circular Economy (Waste Reduction and Recycling) Act 2021

Read more about building Victoria’s circular economy

 

Recent Reports

To view all Loddon Mallee WRRG reports visit the Reports page.

 

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