Recycling announcement welcome news

Published on 23 February 2018

Garbage truck

The Northern Grampians Shire Council has welcomed the news that the Victorian State Government will provide a helping hand to to support the ongoing kerbside collection of household recyclable waste.

Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that the Victorian Government will provide $13 million worth of funding to assist councils and industry affected by China’s decision to cease the importation of low quality mixed recyclables.

Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor, Cr Tony Driscoll said the announcement was a positive development in the ongoing discussions around the future of Victoria’s recycling and waste industry.

“We welcome the Victorian Government’s announcement and look forward to working alongside State Government and other affected councils in order to flesh out the details of this plan,” Cr Driscoll said. “Obviously Council’s primary concern is to continue to deliver uninterrupted kerbside recycling services to our residents, and we aim to continue to do that as per usual for the foreseeable future.”

The $13 million package announced by the Victorian Government will continue up until 30 June 2018.