• 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 […]

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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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  • 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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