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Business as usual for recycling in Mitchell Shire

7 February 2018

You may have heard recent reports of pressures impacting the recycling industry.

These pressures are due to changes to the global recycling market, particularly recently with China banning imports of waste materials being sent for recycling coming into effect on 1 January 2018.

These pressures are not unique to Victoria and are impacting recycling worldwide, including a small number of Victorian councils who have been advised their recycling will no longer be collected by their waste contractor.

At this point, there will be no impact to Mitchell’s recycling operations.

Please continue recycling as normal and, even better, please continue to reduce waste in the first place.

Victorian councils are working with the State Government and the industry as a matter of urgency to respond to the pressures currently affecting the recycling industry.

We will keep the community updated on the progress of this matter.

For more information on waste and recycling in Mitchell Shire, please click HERE.