Role of the Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group

The Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group (GVWRRG) is a Victorian State Government Statutory Body, established under the Environment Protection Act 1970 to facilitate and coordinate the delivery of waste management and resource recovery across the Goulburn Valley.

On 1 August 2014 our planning role was extended to cover the commercial and industrial (C&I) and construction and demolition (C&D) waste streams, in addition to municipal solid waste (MSW). As the C&I and C&D waste streams are new areas of management for GVWRRG, we are currently exploring how to best add value to the management of waste and resource recovery in these sectors.

Useful links and information:

Find out more about Victorian Government programs and legislation relating to the management of waste generated by commercial and industrial sectors.

Some other useful sites to help your organisation reduce waste and recycle:

  • Sustainability Victoria’s business page – includes information to assist businesses to reduce energy costs, boost productivity and manage waste. It includes the ‘Love Food Hate Waste for business’ and ‘Take your e-waste to a better place’ campaigns.
  • The Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group have published case studies demonstrating how businesses have reduced food waste.
  • Planet Ark Business Recycling provides information and links to help your business arrange for the re-use and recycling of 90 different materials. You can also register services provided by your company.
  • Ecospecifier undertakes research into sustainable products, provides certification systems, training services and partner programs and includes a database of green/sustainable building and other products.
  • Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) provides the following services: ecolabelling and certification, standards development, sustainable products database, consultation and advisory services, education and training, events and community engagement.

Signage for business and the community

Sustainability Victoria is committed to making it easier for Victorians to minimise their waste. Sustainability Victoria has a public place signage library available to provide information to deliver simple and effective waste signage for your event, venue, school, workplace or public area. These are free to download.