With recovery of more than two thirds of all our waste and the lowest litter count in the country for five years in a row, Victoria has a lot to be proud of when it comes to waste management and resource recovery.

With a growing population, higher quality of life, and new technologies, the Victorian Government understands we need a long-term waste management plan.

That’s why we've invested a record $53.4 million dollars through the 2016-18 budgets to develop a waste and resource recovery system that minimises waste generation and maximises resource recovery.  

We are currently consulting with all Victorians about the best approach to banning e-waste from landfill; the best role for waste to energy technologies in our waste and energy sectors; and how to reduce plastic pollution, including banning light-weight plastic shopping bags.

Find out how you can play your part in driving new and innovative solutions in our waste and resource recovery, see Reducing waste - Victoria’s waste and resource recovery statement  (PDF, 1.2 MB) from the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, the Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP.