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Melbourne councils sign waste deal

Cleanaway's South East Melbourne transfer station.

Thirty councils across Melbourne have secured reliable disposal of household waste to landfill for the next four years.

The new contracts, negotiated by Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) as part of a collaborative procurement on behalf of the councils, are for four years, with two by two-year options for extensions.

The contracts manage more than 940,000 tonnes of Melbourne’s household waste and bring together the largest number of councils ever to participate in a collaborative procurement in Victoria.

“Councils and industry benefit from the new contracts for reliable disposal of household waste to landfill across Melbourne,” says Jill Riseley, MWRRG Chief Executive.

“These contracts are the culmination of over two years work, including consultation with industry and councils to ensure modern and robust contracts that meet everyone’s needs.”

Cleanaway, Citywide, Hanson and Suez will deliver the landfill services.

MWRRG, a Victorian government statutory body, works with councils, industry and the community to increase resource recovery and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

The group will bring councils and contractors together through regular forums to manage performance, mitigate emerging risks and ensure standards are consistently met.

Riseley says while avoidance, reuse and recycling are the most preferred options for managing waste, landfill is an important part of an integrated waste and resource recovery system in the current landscape.

 

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