Providing food and green waste processing solutions for councils

Four more metropolitan councils have secure kerbside food and green waste processing solutions after joining our south east and eastern collaborative contract arrangements.

After receiving approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the cities of Port Phillip and Yarra joined the South Eastern Organics Processing Contract on 1 April 2021. The City of Melbourne can also access the contract for its planned food and green waste recycling trial later this year, whilst the City of Whittlesea now has a secure contingency option should it be required.

Yarra Ranges Shire Council joined the Eastern Organics Processing Contract on 1 April 2021.

We will also be undertaking an organics contingency and overflow procurement this year to appoint a panel of providers for the entire metropolitan Melbourne region. The purpose of this procurement is to ensure there are sufficient options available for service continuity in the event of any disruptions.

Work is continuing on a longer term organics procurement strategy to increase food and green waste recovery and increase the overall processing capacity to accommodate future volumes and maximise productivity. The strategy will complement other government strategies, including Recycling Victoria: a new economy and the Victorian Organics Resource Recovery Strategy.


Last updated: 17/09/2021