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  • Grants open to improve recycling and recovery

    While the challenges in managing recycling continue for the waste and resource recovery sector, Goulburn Valley residents are being assured recyclables collected from their homes are not going to landfill. Notices issued by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in mid-February on facilities with safety breaches led to the temporary landfilling of scores of council collected […]

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  • Kerbside recycling to continue as normal in the Goulburn Valley

    The collection and processing of recycling in the Goulburn Valley remains unchanged, with residents encouraged to continue to recycle as usual. Kerbside collection of recyclable materials in the Goulburn Valley has not been affected by a recent notice issued by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) ordering the SKM Material Recycling Facilities in Coolaroo and Laverton […]

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  • Mobile billboard roadshow spreads the word

    The GVWRRG’s mobile billboard roadshow is making its way across the region to spread the word and increase community awareness about a number of recycling and collection programs. The traveling roadshow will see three roadside trailers make their way across the Goulburn Valley to raise awareness about E-waste, ChemClear and DrumMuster programs. The roadshow will […]

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  • Employment opportunity

    Project Officer • Fixed term 6 months • $77,878 to $99,293 • Shepparton • Have a positive and lasting impact on the environment The Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group (GVWRRG) is a Victorian Government Statutory Agency. We work with industry and local government on large scale waste management strategies that divert waste from […]

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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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Take your e-waste to a better place

 

Electronic waste is growing three times faster than general municipal waste in Australia, due to increased technology trends, reduced product lifespan and consumer demand for new products.

E-waste includes anything with a battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted. Phones, TVs and computers are the most common types of e-waste but there are a wide range of items that can be found around the house or at work that are also considered e-waste.

While you can’t put your e-waste in your home rubbish or recycling bin, you can take it to one of many different locations around the state to recycle it. Visit ewaste.vic.gov.au or your local Council, to find your nearest e-waste recycling drop-off point.


 

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.

Plastic

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