MWRRG welcomes new Circular Economy Bill and Recycling Victoria

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio has announced that from 1 July 2022, Recycling Victoria will oversee and regulate the state’s waste and recycling sector, following the introduction of the new Circular Economy (Waste Reduction and Recycling) Bill into Parliament on 27 October.

Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) welcomes the introduction of the Bill containing new measures including a new authority, a container deposit scheme and kerbside reform.

MWRRG, along with the state’s six regional Waste and Resource Recovery Groups (WRRGs), will be dissolved by 30 June 2022 and Recycling Victoria will commence operating on 1 July 2022.

We have been supporting the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to develop a transition roadmap that will be used to ensure a smooth and seamless transition of our existing functions, staff and resources to Recycling Victoria.

WRRGs will continue to be an integral part of Victoria’s waste sector governance and ensure continuity of support as we transition to the new authority in 2022. Until then, our focus is on maintaining service delivery and ensuring we continue to deliver until Recycling Victoria commences operating.

The new legislation is part of the $515 million investment by the Victorian Government to reduce waste, boost jobs and increase the amount of resources recovered by recycling. Find out more about the new recycling laws and governance.

 

Last updated: 26/11/2021