Metropolitan Waste Management Group

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A metropolitan Melbourne community that strives to be waste free

The Melbourne Metropolitan Waste Management Group is responsible for municipal solid waste management and planning in Melbourne. We promote a hierarchy of reuse, then recycling and finally best practice management for the residual waste stream.


Find links to your local council, drop-off locations for recycling or disposal of common household items as well as more information on recycling, waste reduction and sustainable living.

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Local Government

MWMG is working with metropolitan Melbourne councils to plan waste management and resource recovery activities, procure services and to educate and engage with the community.

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MWMG is a statutory government agency. We work in the area of municipal solid waste. Find out more about our role working on behalf of Melbourne's 30 metropolitan councils.

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Latest News

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