Banding together - Resource Recovery Collective
Published on 20 June 2022
Moira Shire Council has joined with eleven councils and alpine resorts in the Hume region to work collaboratively to procure waste and recycling services, as part of the Resource Recovery Collective – Hume (RRCH).
The initiative aims to ensure the Hume region continues leading the state in the diversion of waste from landfill.
A Request for Tender is now open and tenderers are invited to submit a response for one or multiple participants and service components.
Mayor Libro Mustica said there were three main objectives of the RRCH – embrace the principles of a circular economy to achieve strong environmental outcomes; remain at the forefront of waste management innovation and service delivery; and achieve best outcomes for people and communities.
“The Request for Tender will cover long term contracts for the collection, transport and processing/disposal of comingled recycling, glass, food and garden organics (FOGO), and general waste,” Cr Mustica said.
“Collaborative waste management procurements offer opportunities for leadership and drives strong environmental outcomes that are aligned with the objectives of councils and alpine resorts.
“Importantly, the collaboration will work to minimise greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental impacts as well as improve the measurability and efficiency of waste management data to enhance service delivery and performance, and influence behaviour change.
“By coming together we are reducing the number of individual procurements in the market, making it more competitive and reducing our reliance on international markets.”
Interested tenderers may register on eProcure to access the tender documents at