Recycling industry support for councils

Guidance notes, model contract clauses and recycling pricing model

In July 2018 the Victorian Government issued the Recycling Industry Strategic Plan with the aim of building a resilient recycling sector that is part of a circular economy and characterised by:

  • adaptability to market disruptions and opportunities
  • cost-effective, safe and reliable household services
  • high recovery rates
  • long-term supply of recycled materials is aligned with demand from downstream markets and uses.

We acknowledge that recent changes in the sector are posing serious challenges for councils in the management of household recycling services. It is important that councils develop new pricing arrangements with materials recovery facility (MRF) operators that provide clarity and certainty for the community, a more diverse recycling industry and greater resilience to market changes.

We have worked with Local Government Victoria to develop guidance, model contract clauses and a recycling pricing model to allow for greater flexibility and transparency in pricing and services for the sorting of kerbside commingled recycling. These documents can be downloaded below.



Last updated: 20/05/2020