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

The City of Melbourne’s draft Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 is now available for review. The draft Strategy proposes a series of outcomes, priorities and actions to increase resource recovery and recycling generated by residents, businesses, construction and demolition activities, and our own operations.

We’d like to hear your feedback on the draft Strategy for waste management in Melbourne and help us to fight the war on waste.

The overall goal of the strategy is to develop and introduce cost effective, environmentally responsible waste and resource recovery systems now and into the future.

Five outcomes have been identified to achieve this goal:

  • The City is a leader in sustainable waste management.
  • Waste to landfill is minimised.
  • Cost to ratepayers is minimised.
  • The waste management system is carbon neutral or better.
  • Amenity impacts of the waste collection system are minimised.

Four priorities and 30 actions have been proposed for the first four years of the strategy implementation.

Feedback can be provided in three ways:


Submit your feedback

We’d like to hear your feedback on the draft Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy. Community feedback is open until 15 July 2018.

1. How important are the four priorities to you?

Drag each box into the grey area, ranking all in order from most helpful at the top.

    1. A container deposit program for Victoria (e.g. 10 cents for bottles)
    2. A reuse and repair centre
    3. A third bin, for food scraps only
    4. A third bin, for food scraps and garden waste
    5. Better recycling systems and education for apartment buildings
    6. Council taking your rubbish to a high-tech facility to recover materials and/or energy
    7. Drop-off locations for food scraps
    8. Drop-off locations for soft plastics and polystyrene
    9. Education programs about waste avoidance, reuse and recycling
    6. What is your connection to Melbourne? Required

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