Metro Fund Round Two

On 14 June 2012 Metropolitan Local Government Waste and Resource Recovery Fund (Metro Fund) Round Two funding totaling $1.68 million was announced. The grants provided funding for 12 councils to help deliver 15 projects, covering key priority areas identified as providing the greatest opportunity to cut waste to landfill and benefit local communities. All Round Two projects were completed by November 2015.

The summary table below outlines the successful projects, the funding they were allocated and their activities.

For further project information please click on the blue titles in the tables below to read more and find helpful project resources.

Council/organisationProject summaryFunding
Knox City Council

Mattress recycling project
Increasing the recycling of mattress waste.

City of Melbourne

Degraves Street food waste diversion and recycling project
Diverting food waste from 30 cafes in Degraves Alley.

City of Yarra Food Waste Reduction Program (Food Know How)
Engaging, educating and facilitating residents and small businesses in and around Abbotsford to avoid and divert food waste from landfill over an 18 month period.

Multi-unit development recycling program

Standardising bin lid colours for offices
Improving recycling and reducing contamination for small businesses.




Hume City Council Transfer Station Improvement
Upgrading the facility to make it easier for residents dropping off waste to sort and recycle items.
City of Darebin Construction of a waste recovery platform
Extending and upgrading the walking floor to increase diversion from customer drop-offs.

After market development of the hard waste stream and collections
Investigating the drivers and opportunities of diversion from hard waste collections.



Frankston City Council Halve Our Waste
A food waste reduction education program geared on giving tools to decrease food loss.
City of Whitehorse Home composting and food waste avoidance program
Focusing on education deliverables to decrease food waste.
City of Casey Casey Compost Communities
Decreasing food waste by giving out compost tools and kits to residents.
Brimbank City Council Be a Gem
A direct engagement program with residents to improve recycling through education and bin audits.
Banyule City Council Districts and lifestyles waste evaluation
Investigating drivers of recycling and waste generation in the household
City of Greater Dandenong, Frankston City Council Multi-unit development recycling program
Increasing recycling through education and enforcement at MUD locations.
Maroondah City Council Multi-unit development recycling program
Focusing on giving residents recycle crates and education to improve resource recovery in MUDS. On average, across all sample MUDs, the program resulted in a 14 percent reduction to recycling contamination, a 0.17 percent reduction to resource loss rates, and a reduction of 1.33m3 of dumped rubbish per week.

Last updated: 20/05/2020