SUPPORT TO EDUCATE ALPINE RESIDENTS ON NEW RECYCLING SERVICES

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Victorian councils are being supported to roll out new education campaigns to help residents understand the four bin recycling system, as part of the Victorian Government’s goal to divert 80% of waste from landfill.

All Victorians will soon be sorting their household waste and recycling into four streams – with all local government’s to transition to new glass services by 2027 and new food and garden organics services by 2030.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said Alpine Shire Council was one of 17 councils across the state to share more than $1 million in grants. The funding will support councils to deliver local education campaigns to help residents prepare for the new glass recycling services, food and garden organics services, or improve their existing four-stream household recycling services.

Sustainability Victoria will provide communication materials based on behaviour change theory and research, developed in partnership with local government and industry, allowing councils to focus their funding efforts on advertising and engaging with residents.

All councils and alpine resort management boards are eligible for funding under the $6.03 million Recycling Victoria Household Education and Behaviour Change Fund to be shared across four funding rounds.

For more information on the Fund, visit Sustainability Victoria’s website.

The Victorian Government has invested over $515 million to deliver the biggest transformation and reform of Victoria’s waste and recycling industry. This includes $380 million to deliver Recycling Victoria which will fundamentally reduce waste, boost jobs and establish a recycling system Victorians can rely on.

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“We know all Victorians care about recycling and this funding will provide the tools and support to ensure they are using their new services correctly.”

“The campaigns will help all Victorians prepare for these new recycling services and understand what is changing and what they need to do.”

 “Our new household recycling services will maximise our recycling capacity, create new jobs and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.”