Who we work with

Metropolitan Melbourne councils

MWRRG works in partnership with Melbourne’s 31 councils to provide services and resources to minimise waste, maximise resource recovery and reduce litter.

We lead the collaborative procurement of waste management and resource recovery services on behalf of groups of councils to secure the best value. We provide effective contract management services, together with co-ordination and liaison with council user groups and contractors to ensure performance outcomes are met and issues are well managed throughout the life of a contract.

We also provide expert guidance in service delivery and behavioural change based on research and evidence. We work closely with our council colleagues through the Metropolitan Local Government Waste Forum and other networks for council staff.


Victorian Government portfolio partners

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) leads Victoria’s policy on climate change, energy, environment, water, forests, planning and emergency management. DELWP develops statewide strategies, plans and policies to achieve Victoria’s waste and recycling objectives in line with legislated requirements and government commitments.

Sustainability Victoria (SV) facilitates and promotes environmental sustainability in the use of resources. SV is also responsible for developing the Statewide Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure Plan (SWRRIP) and the Victorian Recycling Infrastructure Plan (VRIP), which will replace the SWRRIP.

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA Victoria) protects human health and the environment by reducing the harmful effects of pollution and waste. EPA Victoria enforces compliance with environment protection regulation relating to waste and resource recovery. EPA Victoria is responsible for enforcing the Environment Protection Act 1970 (EP Act) and may license waste and resource recovery facilities that have significant potential for harming the environment. It can prosecute individuals or organisations that are non-compliant. Waste management and litter are included in this role. In July 2021, the Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 will come into effect. When the amended Act comes into force, EPA will have enhanced powers to prevent risks to the environment and human health.


Waste and Resource Recovery Groups

MWRRG is part of a network of seven waste and resource recovery groups (WRRGs) across Victoria. The regional WRRGs undertake waste and resource recovery infrastructure planning, procurement, market development and education as well as implementing regional waste resource recovery implementation plans to set out how the waste and resource recovery needs of their region are managed. 

Last updated: 18/01/2021