Northern Grampians Shire Council is aiming to progress to a four bin recycling system to help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.
A four-stream recycling system would involve separate bins for rubbish, recycling, glass, and green waste.
On Tuesday, February 16, the state government announced regional and rural councils would be able to apply for funds to help streamline their transition to this new system.
Northern Grampians Shire Council chief executive Liana Thompson said council would aim to capitalise on this support.
"NGSC is pleased to see the government's plan moving forward and hopefully achieving better recycling outcomes for our region and our state," she said.
"We will look at all the funding opportunities to support our Waste Strategy and Action Plans that have been developed to assist in the introduction of these reforms set by the State Government.
"This first round of funding is to support infrastructure at transfer stations and drop off points only, not to provide additional kerbside infrastructure for additional kerbside bins, so we have some work to do to determine how this can best support our Waste Strategy."
State Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D'Ambrosio said the overhaul of regional and rural councils' recycling systems would help minimise waste.
"We are revolutionising recycling across Victoria. By separating household waste into four categories, we're making the most of the material and making sure we reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill," she said.
"Our recycling reforms mean that every household can do their bit reducing waste and making sure that recycling is a part of daily life.
"We know every council works a bit differently and has a unique community. That's why this funding recognises that there isn't a one-size-fits all recycling solution for rural and regional councils across Victoria."
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