Victoria’s recycling and resource recovery sector is under increasing pressure. The amount of waste being generated is growing while our resource recovery rates have stagnated. Simultaneously, changes in international markets, combined with weak end markets in Victoria, have led to large amounts of recyclables being stockpiled or sent to landfill.
In April 2019, the Victorian Government asked Infrastructure Victoria to help address these issues and provide advice on the infrastructure required, and the role for government, to improve recycling and resource recovery in Victoria.
This report identifies Victoria’s specific infrastructure needs in the sector. Infrastructure Victoria has also developed the most comprehensive and up-to-date data of current and projected waste generation in Victoria and infrastructure capacity and capability. The data and methodology developed for this report can support infrastructure investment and network management across Victoria.