• 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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  • Transforming recycling in Victoria

    A complete overhaul of Victoria’s recycling system will transform the sector and achieve a cleaner, greener Victoria with better recycling, less pollution, more jobs and a stronger economy. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio recently announced a suite of new policies under the Recycling Victoria package, designed to position Victoria as a […]

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  • A clean region for everyone to enjoy – Regional Litter and Illegal Dumping Plan

    The Goulburn Valley Regional Litter and Illegal Dumping Plan identifies a series of regional priorities and actions in relation to litter and illegal dumping across the region. The GVWRRG worked with Campaspe Shire, Greater Shepparton City Council, Moira Shire, Murrindindi Shire, Mitchell Shire and Strathbogie Shire to develop the plan, which was funded by the […]

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  • Onwards and upwards for local waste manager

    A family relocation to the Barwon region has coincided with a new career opportunity for Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group Operations Manager Brad Montgomery. After a fifteen-year stint in regional waste management roles, family and business interests have lured Brad and his family from Dookie to Paraparap near Torquay. GVWRRG Chair Seema Abdullah […]

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  • Better Bag Habits

    Lightweight plastic shopping bags will be banned in Victoria from 1 November 2019. The ban applies to all retailers, including supermarkets, food outlets, clothing stores, markets, cafes, bakeries, greengrocers and many more, meaning it is best to bring your own reusable bag with you when you go shopping. In the past, Australians have used up […]

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  • Take Your E-waste To A Better Place

    E-waste is any item with a plug, battery or power cord that is no longer working or wanted. The Victorian Government recently introduced a ban which prevents e-waste being placed in any bin or landfill. Unwanted e-waste, or electronic waste, from the home, office or shed can be dropped at one of the designated e-waste […]

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  • Asbestos Disposal Management Plan

    Sustainability Victoria is currently developing an Asbestos Disposal Management Plan. This Plan will ensure adequate and accessible asbestos disposal options for Victoria. The first phase of the plan’s development will see Sustainability Victoria consult with Waste and Resource Recovery Groups and Local Government in coming months to gain an understanding of the issues and potential […]

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  • Residents encouraged to share their views about litter and illegal dumping

    The Goulburn Valley Waste and Resource Recovery Group (GVWRRG) is seeking the community’s views, concerns and priorities about litter and illegal dumping in the region through an online community survey. The community survey is open until Sunday 4 August 2019 and is available on the Engage Victoria website at www.engage.vic.gov.au/regional-litter-and-illegal-dumping-plans/goulburn-valley The results of the survey […]

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  • Grants open to improve recycling and recovery

    While the challenges in managing recycling continue for the waste and resource recovery sector, Goulburn Valley residents are being assured recyclables collected from their homes are not going to landfill. Notices issued by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in mid-February on facilities with safety breaches led to the temporary landfilling of scores of council collected […]

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  • Kerbside recycling to continue as normal in the Goulburn Valley

    The collection and processing of recycling in the Goulburn Valley remains unchanged, with residents encouraged to continue to recycle as usual. Kerbside collection of recyclable materials in the Goulburn Valley has not been affected by a recent notice issued by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) ordering the SKM Material Recycling Facilities in Coolaroo and Laverton […]

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