Waste Management and Resource Recovery
Getting Full Value: the Victorian Waste and Resource Recovery Policy
The Victorian Government is committed to an integrated, statewide waste and resource recovery system that protects the environment and public health, maximises the productive value of resources, and minimises long-term costs to households, industry and government.
Getting full value: the Victorian Waste and Resource Recovery Policy sets a 30 year vision for waste and resource recovery in Victoria with policy priorities that will guide actions over the next ten years.
The policy is a component of the Victorian Government’s economic and environmental strategies, as set out in Securing Victoria’s Economy: Planning, Building, Delivering and Environmental Partnerships. It will help drive future economic productivity for the state through the growth and improvement of waste management and resource recovery industries. Concurrently, it will resolve some of the challenging environmental and public health problems posed by waste in Victoria.
The Minister for Environment and Climate Change, the Hon. Ryan Smith MP, launched the policy on 15 April 2013.
The full text of Getting full value details the actions needed to achieve the Victorian Government’s vision for waste management and resource recovery. The full text can be downloaded from the links below:
To learn more about the waste policy review process, please visit the review page.