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  • Waste and Resource Recovery Briefing

    A recent Waste and Resource Recovery Briefing was an opportunity for Local Government representatives to come together and continue their preparation for major waste and recycling reforms to be implemented as part of  the Victorian Government’s Recycling Victoria: a new economy policy. Local Government waste and resource recovery leaders from across the Goulburn Valley region […]

  • New funding to inspire low-waste communities

    New funding is available for Victorian councils and community organisations to explore innovative ways to reduce waste and use resources to their full potential. As we look to the future, action is needed at every scale. These grants delivered under the Victorian Government’s Recycling Victoria policy are worth more than $11 million. They will support charities, social enterprises, community […]

  • Residents encouraged to share how they manage textile waste

    We are seeking to better understand how residents and businesses manage textile waste in the home and workplace through an online community survey, open until midnight Monday 15 February 2021. The survey results will be used to help develop a pilot waste avoidance program that will aim to reduce textile waste in the region. Textile […]

  • Have your say – Victoria’s container deposit scheme (CDS)

    The Victorian Government is introducing a container deposit scheme (CDS) to increase beverage container recycling and reduce litter in Victoria. Community consultation is currently open and provides an opportunity for the Victorian public to provide feedback on the scheme’s design and how it should operate. The consultation period closes 11.59pm Monday 30 November 2020. A […]


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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Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

Click here for more about the Plastic Free July challenge, items to avoid and free online workshops.



Nominations now open

Applications are now open for the 2021 Premier’s Sustainability Awards!







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.