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Statement on Container Deposit Scheme and four-bin system

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The Municipal Association of Victoria welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement of a Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) for the state.

Cr Ruth Gstrein, MAV Deputy President (Rural) said that the MAV has been a strong advocate for a CDS in Victoria and will work with the State on the design of the scheme to ensure best outcomes for communities and councils.

“We welcome the State’s commitment of $129 million to support councils to roll out the four-bin system across Victoria. We look forward to more information on how this funding will be allocated, noting that service models will need to be tailored to meet different community needs. It will be critical to provide councils with funding and implementation support as well as timeframes that enable appropriate infrastructure to be put in place.

“We strongly support the State’s commitment to deliver a community education program to support the reforms announced today; driving behaviour change remains an integral part of the solution to our recycling crisis.

“We await the roll-out of further information from the State in the coming days.”

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For further information, contact MAV Deputy President Cr Ruth Gstrein on 0407 320 283 or the MAV Communications Unit on (03) 9667 5590.