Working Together for a Sustainable Future

Published on 17 June 2022


Mansfield Shire Council has taken an important step to reduce material going to landfill by joining with 11 other Hume region councils and alpine resorts in a collaborative tender for kerbside recycling and waste services.

A Request for Tender (RFQ) was released this week for long term contracts to collect, transport and process/dispose of mixed recycling, glass, garden & food organics and general waste.

The collaborative procurement, which is being managed by the Resource Recovery Collective – Hume (RCCH), is one of the largest of its kind in regional Victoria. The initiative will also help Council implement the Victorian Government’s circular economy policy and support the Shire’s transition toward a low carbon, circular economy.

Kristy Kay, Executive Officer of the RRCH says councils and alpine resorts in the Hume region have a history of successfully working together to procure recycling services.

“They have demonstrated a clear commitment to achieving improved performance of their waste and recycling systems, and this partnership is an exciting opportunity to extend on that work to achieve strong environmental, economic and community focused outcomes.”

Mayor Cr James Tehan said Council is excited by the opportunities the Resource Recovery Collective – Hume offers and explained that there are many benefits in joining with others across the region to procure and manage our waste services.

“Collectively, we generate a significant volume of recycling and waste.  By combing our recycling and waste needs, we will achieve economies of scale that will provide more certainty for industry.  As a result, we’re better placed to attract greater levels of investment in infrastructure.

The RRCH has focused on improved contractual arrangements that provide greater transparency, responsiveness, flexibility, and accountability.

“Participating in the RRCH will help build a strong and resilient regional recycling system, said Cr Tehan.

“By sharing some of the benefits and risks, we can jointly offer more certainty for contractors who in turn, can provide cost effective, safe, innovative and reliable recycling solutions to our communities.”

To find out more about Council’s new kerbside recycling and waste services and to have your say, please go to Council’s site.


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