Managing future waste

The City of Stonnington has progressed its support of a new advanced waste processing facility, alongside 15 local governments, in Melbourne’s south-east. 

Councillors endorsed a motion at the 20 July Council meeting to advance a collective tender – led by the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group - for a plant that will recover valuable material in our waste stream and or transform it into energy. 

The City of Stonnington’s waste output will continue to grow as its population reaches an estimated 170,000 people by 2036.

The new Environment Protection Authority-regulated facility will process household waste – reducing the amount sent to landfill.

Methods deployed include waste to energy technology – to produce electricity, gas or heat – and advanced sorting and separation. 

Similar facilities are being operated reliably and safely in the UK, Europe, Asia and North America. 

No decisions have been made regarding technology type or proposed location.  

The facility is expected to be operational in 2025-2026. 

For more information, visit the Metro Waste website