The Northern Grampians Shire Council has received $80,000 in funding to research the feasibility of an organics processing facility in the region.
As part of the Victorian Government's Recycling Victoria Communities Fund grants program 21 projects received a total of $690,000 under the feasibility stream, including the Northern Grampians Shire Council.
The $80,000 will be used to research organic flows and markets and to inform council's in the region if establishing a shared organics processing facility in the region would be possible.
As part of the project the Hepburn Shire Council, Yarriambiack Shire Council, City of Ballarat, West Wimmera Shire Council, Pyrenees Shire Council, Central Goldfields Shire Council, Horsham Rural City Council are all involved.
The Northern Grampians project is one of 50 projects to receive funding under the Recycling Victoria Councils and Communities Funds with more than $4 million in grants to be shared.
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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