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  • New Waste Act and Authority proposed model – public submission period open

    Victoria’s waste and recycling system has experienced significant market shocks in recent years, highlighting the vulnerability of this essential service relied on by all Victorians. To address these issues and to move towards a more circular economy, the Victorian Government released Recycling Victoria: A new economy in February this year. The policy and action plan […]

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  • Staying Apart Keeps Us Together

    Victoria is stepping up coronavirus (COVID-19) testing to help find and isolate cases quickly. Getting tested means you keep yourself, your friends, family, workplace and your community safe. If you have any of these symptoms, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home: – Fever, chills or sweats – Cough – Sore […]

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  • Disposing of household waste that may have had contact with COVID-19

    The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has provided information on how to safely dispose of household waste that may have had contact with COVID-19. COVID-19 is spread from person to person most likely through: • close contact with an infectious person • contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze; or • touching objects […]

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  • COVID-19

    The GVWRRG office has moved to a virtual office in response to COVID-19, with all staff working remotely. Staff remain contactable through a range of different technologies and platforms. You can contact staff by: Email – first-name.second-name@gwrrg.vic.gov.au; Mobile phone – if you don’t know someone’s mobile number check their email signature; Teleconference – your service […]

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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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Know Your Recycling

Keeping certain items out of kerbside recycling bins makes it easier for contents to be recycled, meaning more new products can be created and less waste going to landfill.

Sustainability Victoria’s Know Your Recycling campaign helps Victorians to recycle correctly and keep the top five contaminants out of their recycling bin – bagged recycling, soft plastics, expanded polystyrene, food waste, clothing and textiles. For more information on what can and can not be recycled visit www.recycling.vic.gov.au

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.