Waste and Resource Recovery Facilities in the Goulburn Valley


Number and type of facilities

There are 37 resource recovery facilities, including 35 standalone Resource Recovery Centre/Transfer Stations with three small drop-off facilities, one Resource Recovery Centre/Transfer Stations at a landfill and one Materials Reprocessing Facility in the Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery region.


Materials accepted

Facilities in the Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery region accept commingled recyclables, garden organics, mattresses, tyres, whitegoods, scrap metals, timber, drumMUSTER containers and silage wrap through the Plasback farm plastics recycling program.

Facilities in larger municipalities also accept e-waste, televisions and related items, furniture, hard plastics, batteries, oil and metals.


Reprocessing

An estimated 347,000 tonnes of materials were reprocessed in the Goulburn Valley WRR region in 2011–12 with the majority being reprocessed by the facilities listed in Table 1.

Table 1: Major reprocessors in the Goulburn Valley waste and resource recovery region

Material Company name Location
Food waste Resource Resolution Girgarre
Garden organics Biomix Stanhope
Corio Waste (Western Composting) Shepparton

Sustainability Victoria 2015, Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan Victoria 2015-44, Melbourne.

There is also one plastics reprocessor in the Goulburn Valley WRR region.


Residual waste

Landfills in the Goulburn Valley WRR region received an estimated 173,000 tonnes of waste in 2011 -12. There are five licensed landfills operating in the Goulburn Valley WRR region (Table 2).

Table 2: Operating landfills in the Goulburn Valley waste and resource recovery region

Site name Location Owner LGA served by landfill
Licensed landfills Patho Patho Ellwaste Echuca Buloke Shire Council, Campaspe Shire Council, Central Goldfields Shire Council, City of Greater Bendigo
Cosgrove Shepparton Greater Shepparton City Council Greater Shepparton City Council
Hildene Seymour Mitchell Shire Council Mitchell Shire Council, Strathbogie Shire Council
Cobram Cobram Moira Shire Council Moira Shire Council
Alexandra Alexandra Murrindindi Shire Council Murrindindi Shire Council

Sustainability Victoria 2015, Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan Victoria 2015-44, Melbourne.


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