THE Victorian Government's Recycling Victoria plan to have a four bin waste and recycling kerbside service, by 2030 with local government areas at the helm for new projects.
The Wimmera area has already got the ball rolling on the initiatives.
West Wimmera Shire Council interim chief executive Paul Brumby said the municipality has many plans in the works to meet the Victorian deadlines.
"We have a plan in place to transition to a four bin kerbside recycling system by 2030; general rubbish, recycling and then a bin specifically for glass recycling and another for Food Organics, Green Organics (FOGO)," he said.
"We envisage that the glass recycling will be introduced sooner as the Victorian Government has mandated its introduction by 2026."
"In addition to kerbside recycling, council has a steel and concrete waste program as well as a cardboard crushing program which runs directly out of our transfer stations. Residents interested in our waste management and recycling can visit our waste management page on our website or call 13 99 72 and speak with one of our customer service officers."
Hindmarsh Shire Council has submitted a draft transition plan for increasing bins and waste services specific to glass, green waste, and organics.
Currently there are no new council projects with regards to recycling for Hindmarsh, but council is researching funding opportunities in the region for a collaborative procurement process between Yarriambiack, West Wimmera and Hindmarsh shires, as well as the Horsham Rural City Council, for future waste collection services and infrastructure.
Horsham Rural City Council will be moving forward with plans over the coming weeks.
The federal and state government are working side by side to invest in recycling infrastructure with a major investment that will double the state's domestic glass recycling capacity, increase its plastic recycling by 40 per cent and create 350 jobs.
Minister for the Environment, Sussan Ley, represented by Senator for Victoria Jane Hume, and Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D'Ambrosio announced $8.1 million in first round funding for seven glass and plastics projects under a joint $46 million recycling infrastructure initiative.
Recycling Victoria Infrastructure Fund will distribute a further $38 million through grants which open late March.
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