National pricing strategy for waste levies could drive necessary change, experts say

In Victoria where the landfill levy is significantly lower than in others jurisdictions, industry experts are pushing for a price hike. While people often want to drive prices down, a shift to a higher levy could be a much-needed step towards creating value for products in Victoria, according to Bingo Industries chief executive for Victoria, …

Councils break away from three-bin system amid Vic waste crisis

Dozens of councils and businesses were hit with the realisation that the recycled content they were responsible for could no longer be sent to SKM Recycling facilities after the company went into receivership in August. The failed enterprise led to councils sending recyclable material to landfill and it left companies out of pocket, after it …

City of Melbourne no longer sending 45 tonnes of recycling to landfill each day

After almost two months of sending about 45 tonnes of recycling to landfill each day, the City of Melbourne has reached an agreement to resume the processing of household recycling. Until September 23, the council had been forced to send recyclable material to landfill due to the closure of numerous SKM facilities. SKM Recycling, which …

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