Research and analysis underway to inform statewide recycling procurement

MWRRG is leading a statewide collaborative procurement for processing kerbside recycling in partnership with six regional waste and resource recovery groups on behalf of 79 local councils. The procurement will deliver facilities for the processing of kerbside recycling with capacity and security for the future.

The procurement will be informed by an analysis of the current state of the recycling market across Victoria and an assessment of capacity and future demand in each region. This process will help us understand where new recycling infrastructure could be located to maximise efficiencies and benefits to the state.

Alongside this research we are engaging with councils and key stakeholders to develop the procurement strategy.

Our collaborative procurement approach offers large volumes of waste and recycling to the market, delivering economies of scale and greater certainty for industry. This will help drive investment and transparency, open the market to more players and reduce our reliance on international markets.  

By bringing the seven Waste and Resource Recovery Groups (WRRGs) together, we’re reducing the number of individual procurements in the market and driving costs down to councils.

The procurement is funded by the Recycling Industry Strategic Plan and will help deliver recycling infrastructure and household recycling reform—objectives of Recycling Victoria.


Last updated: 27/08/2020