The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier than ever for Victorian households to recycle their glass, preventing tonnes of waste from ending up in our environment.
Minister for Environment Ingrid Stitt announced that new purple-lidded bins for glass are now being rolled out to residents across the City of Frankston, in preparation for kerbside collections beginning in October.
By separating glass, Victoria will be able to recycle more glass into new glass products and re-use more materials from the yellow mixed recycling bin due to the reduced contamination from glass.
The glass bin will work alongside Victoria’s new container deposit scheme, CDS Vic, which commences on November 1 – making it easier for Victorians to recycle, whether they are at home or out in the community.
Frankston City Council will become the sixteenth early-mover council to complete the rollout of its kerbside glass service joining Ararat, Whittlesea, Colac Otway, Hindmarsh, Hobsons Bay, Horsham, Macedon Ranges, Merri-bek, Moyne, Pyrenees, Surf Coast, Warrnambool, West Wimmera, City of Yarra and Yarriambiack, with other councils continuing to prepare for their rollout.
The Labor Government has invested $129 million to support all Victorian councils to buy new bins, improve drop-off facilities, deliver education campaigns and ensure they have the infrastructure in place to roll out these reforms.
The four-stream recycling system is a key part of the Government’s waste and recycling reforms which will help meet our goal of diverting 80 per cent of all material away from landfill by 2030.
These reforms will create nearly 4,000 new jobs for Victorians and boost our state’s economy by up to $6.7 billion by 2030 – backed by the Government’s $515 million investment to deliver the biggest-ever transformation of the waste and recycling sector in our state’s history.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Environment Ingrid Stitt
“The roll-out of these new purple bins will increase our state’s recycling capacity, and support our goal of diverting 80 per cent of waste from landfill by 2030.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny
“The new glass bins in Frankston will ensure more of our glass is repurposed for future products.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke
“The new four-stream recycling system will work alongside our new Container Deposit Scheme to make it easier than ever for Victorians to recycle their glass, so that it can be turned into new products.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Hastings Paul Mercurio
“The Labor Government continues to lead the way in waste and recycling reform.”
Quotes attributable to Frankston City Council Mayor Nathan Conroy
"At Frankston City Council, we know that our community is motivated to do the right thing when it comes to waste, so we’re working closely with them as we roll-out our separate purple glass recycling bin service. That means building a shared understanding of the importance of high-quality recycling materials, and supporting households through education and enablement.”
“By helping the community to make this important change, we are taking a major step forward in further reducing landfill, creating a more circular economy, and building a more sustainable future for Frankston City.”
Reviewed 05 September 2023