Get It Sorted

As part of the Get It Sorted campaign, GVWRRG are aiming to raise the profile of our regional resource recovery centres.

Resource recovery centres are facilities provided in over 270 communities in Victoria. They have been designed to help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and to recycle as much as possible.

Traditionally council ‘tips’ or landfills were sites where access for waste disposal was unrestricted and no recycling was undertaken.

With hundreds of unsightly and poorly managed small landfills all over the state, councils made the decision to close them down and open new facilities allowing communities to be able to easily recycle and dispose of their waste. There are also private facilities that operate in many locations.

Centres are situated in many communities where waste and recyclables can be collected and then transported to other locations for either recycling or disposal.

Unlike landfills, resource recovery centres can accept a wide variety of recyclable materials and members of the community are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the free drop off services that are available for recyclable material.

The Get It Sorted program was funded by the Victorian government Sustainability Fund in partnership with the Association of Victorian Regional Waste Management Groups. The Sustainability Fund supports innovative projects that foster sustainable resource use and have economic and social benefits for Victorians.

The Sustainability Fund is administered by the Victorian Treasurer and the Minister for Environment and Climate Change (now the Victorian Premier and Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water) and managed on behalf of the government by Sustainability Victoria (as of 1 July – the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

http://delwp.vic.gov.au/environment-and-wildlife/sustainability-fund