A grant of $175,000 will be delivered to the Yarriambiack Shire Council so they can purchase a mobile glass-
crushing unit as part of their recycling and waste management program.
The $175,000 is part of the Victorian Government's Recycling Victoria Councils and Communities Funds with more than $4 million in grants to be shared between 50 projects.
Under the implementation stream of the project five projects received a total of $1,045,000, including the $175,000 which be delivered to the Yarriambiack Shire Council.
The mobile glass-crushing unit, will be shared between five municipalities in the Wimmera Mallee region, to add recycled content to road projects.
As part of the project Buloke Shire Council, Horsham Rural City Council, West Wimmera Shire Council and Hindmarsh Shire Council have joined as partners.
In announcing the grant recipients, the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D'Ambrosio said the funding would be used to help find solutions to Victoria's recycling challenges.
"Victorians are passionate about recycling. Giving old objects a new life is good for the environment, good for businesses, and good for the economy," she said.
"We're turning used coffee grounds into compost, while also funding other creative projects to reduce landfill. Like bike repair sheds and mobile dishwashing stations to reduce single-use-plastics."
The state government said 50 funded projects led by not-for-profit organisations and councils will see councils and communities working together to deliver tangible community benefits, actively re-use materials diverted from landfill, and strengthen local economies through the creation of more than 70 jobs.
A further 23 projects that will receive a share of $6.3 million through the Circular Economy Business Innovation Centre to extend the life of products and materials and test new innovations.
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