Brimbank secures new contract for kerbside recycling


Brimbank Council will enter into a 19-month contract with Cleanaway Pty Ltd for the processing of kerbside recycling from Brimbank households.

The contract, which will remain in place until 30 June 2021, means the community now has certainty around the processing of its recyclables, and Council has time to consider long-term recyclables processing for the City.

Brimbank Mayor Cr Georgina Papafotiou was keen to assure the community household recycling in Brimbank would be processed in a dedicated recycling facility from now on.

‘There have been a number of disappointing disruptions to recycling services over the last year but I want to assure the community these disruptions are now well and truly in the past.

‘Since entering into an agreement with SKM Receivers, KordaMentha in September this year, all of Brimbank’s kerbside recycling has been back on track - going to a dedicated recycling processing facility.

‘This new contract with Cleanaway Pty Ltd will commence on 1 December 2019 and gives Council and the community the assurance household recycling will continue to be processed correctly.

‘In the meantime, Council will continue to look at its longer-term recycling options beyond June 2021, through the collective procurement process with the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group.

‘We also eagerly await the Victorian Government’s Circular Economy Policy and outcomes of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Recycling and Waste Management which will influence our waste management and recycling services considerations into the future,’ Cr Papafotiou said.

The collective procurement process with the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group is expected to take up to 18 months to complete.

Read more information on kerbside recycling in Brimbank.