As our city continues to grow and change rapidly, waste management plays an important part in building a sustainable city.

City of Melbourne residents generated over 40,000 tonnes of waste in 2017-18. With a recycling rate of only 25 per cent, much of this waste was sent to landfill, which is a loss of valuable resources that could have been recycled into new products.

To help fight the war on waste, we developed the Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030. Our vision is for Melbourne to transition toward zero waste to landfill. The strategy sets targets and identifies actions to reduce waste, increase resource recovery and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our waste.

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Read the draft strategy and what we heard.