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  • Better Bag Habits

    Lightweight plastic shopping bags will be banned in Victoria from 1 November 2019. The ban applies to all retailers, including supermarkets, food outlets, clothing stores, markets, cafes, bakeries, greengrocers and many more, meaning it is best to bring your own reusable bag with you when you go shopping. In the past, Australians have used up […]

  • Take Your E-waste To A Better Place

    E-waste is any item with a plug, battery or power cord that is no longer working or wanted. The Victorian Government recently introduced a ban which prevents e-waste being placed in any bin or landfill. Unwanted e-waste, or electronic waste, from the home, office or shed can be dropped at one of the designated e-waste […]

  • Asbestos Disposal Management Plan

    Sustainability Victoria is currently developing an Asbestos Disposal Management Plan. This Plan will ensure adequate and accessible asbestos disposal options for Victoria. The first phase of the plan’s development will see Sustainability Victoria consult with Waste and Resource Recovery Groups and Local Government in coming months to gain an understanding of the issues and potential […]

  • Residents encouraged to share their views about litter and illegal dumping

    The Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group (GVWRRG) is seeking the community’s views, concerns and priorities about litter and illegal dumping in the region through an online community survey. The community survey is open until Sunday 4 August 2019 and is available on the Engage Victoria website at The results of the survey […]


The Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group (GVWRRG) is a Statutory Authority established under the Environment Protection Act 1970 (the EP Act). The organisation commenced operating on 1 August 2014.

GVWRRG is the link between state, local governments, community and industry and 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).

The organisation has a central office, located at Shepparton to service the Goulburn Valley waste and resource recovery region which extends from the New South Wales border through to the outer suburbs of Melbourne.


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National Recycling Week

Planet Ark's National Recycling Week

Mon 11 - Sun 17 Nov 2019


Recycle Your Mobile

Did you know that 90% of the materials in mobile phones can be recycled? Yet only 3% of mobile phones in Australia are currently being recycled.

Aluminium Cans

Recycling one aluminium beverage can saves enough energy to run a 100-watt bulb for 20 hours, a computer for 3 hours or a tv for 2 hours.


Producing new plastic from recycled material uses only two-thirds of the energy required to manufacture it from raw materials.