The City of Port Phillip is growing rapidly and with it, so is the amount of waste we produce.

Significant changes in the waste and recycling industries and the increasing cost of managing waste - at a much higher rate than our annual rate-capped revenue - mean we need to find ways to deliver waste services to our community that meet rising industry costs and help us meet our environmental targets. This includes trialling new waste services, to provide more and better waste and recycling services and better outcomes for our community.

As well as rolling out trials for new FOGO (food organics and garden organics) and separated glass recycling services, Council is considering a waste and amenity levy, which would be a payment in addition to Council rates to cover some, or all, the costs incurred by Council to deliver waste, recycling and cleansing services. This would enable Council to levy for the true cost of the service.

A levy would be just one of a number of ways we are looking at to help manage rising industry costs and demand for more services. Almost all councils in Victoria have some form of waste services charge or levy.

Consultation has concluded.

Thank you to everyone who contributed by attending a pop-up session or completing our survey. We are reviewing the feedback you have shared with us.

Feedback closed:

Thursday 12 March 2020


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Have questions or want to learn more about this project, contact us below:

Name Waste Futures Team
Phone 03 9209 6777