A group of councils from the south east of Melbourne have partnered with the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) to seek proposals from industry for a smarter way to deal with household rubbish. 

Currently, all household rubbish is sent to landfill and buried—there is no other solution. But relying on landfill to dispose of rubbish is not ideal. 

The project will transform how household rubbish is managed by putting it to good use instead of burying it in the ground.


Advanced waste processing—an alternative to landfill

Advanced waste processing solutions are proven technologies that recover valuable materials or produce energy from rubbish.

Advanced waste processing facilities are being used safely and reliably around the world. They provide an essential and cost effective service to local authorities and businesses.

Read the fact sheet About advanced waste processing to find out more.



MWRRG is leading a procurement process on behalf of the councils to seek proposals from industry for an advanced waste processing facility.

No technology or site has been selected yet. This will be identified during the procurement process.

The procurement process will take up to two years to rigorously explore all the alternatives in detail.



The community will be kept up to date throughout the process, and there will be opportunities for you to learn more and have your say.

You can sign up for e-newsletter to keep up to date with what's happening on the project.

Last updated: 20/12/2021