MMA Launches New Recycling Management Program at Melbourne Markets – 625

Date: 7 August 2014
TO: Whole of market


MMA, together with Plenary Asset Management and IKON Services Australia, is pleased to launch a new recycling management campaign aimed at encouraging the Market Community to maximise recycling and leave nothing on the ground after a day’s trading.

As part of the program you will see posters, signage and fact sheets around the site reminding you to separate your waste and recycle where possible to avoid disposal fees and leave a clean workplace at the end of trade. There’s also a video you can check out on the screens around the market.

Did you know that up to 95% of Market waste can be recycled?

We can achieve this target if we all contribute. With the move to our new state of the art facilities at Epping we have a real opportunity to make a change to how we manage waste in our Market, starting here in West Melbourne.

We have the capability to increase recycling not only for the environment, but to create a better work place and reduce your business operating costs. It is in everyone’s interest to maximise recycling.
By now you will have noticed new coloured bins and dedicated Recycle Stations across the site which make separating your waste easier than ever before.

Remember, our recycling streams are:

  • Organic
  • Polystyrene
  • Cardboard and paper
  • Shrink-wrap and plastic

Timber pallets can also be recycled at Gate 5 for free. Accompanying this circular is a flyer explaining our recycling streams.

You might also consider making a tax deductable donation of any unsold produce which is still fit for human consumption to Foodbank Victoria. Foodbank is an independent not for profit organisation that provides food relief to individuals and families experiencing hardship. You can donate surplus, out of spec, not suitable for sale product. The only requirement is the product must be fit for human
consumption, edible and safe. Please deliver Foodbank donations to Stands 631-632 from 7.00am onwards every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Dumping Infringements

All Market Tenants, Licensees and Users are also reminded that it is a breach of the Melbourne Market Authority By-Laws (2002) to bring in or dispose of any rubbish on the Market site. A breach of this By-Law will incur a maximum penalty of $2,000.

Who do I contact if I need more information?

Please speak with a Market Relations Officer if you would like more information on recycling. Contact the Market Operations Office on 9258 6169 with any queries regarding waste disposal fees. Alternatively, IKON staff will be at the Epping Info Centre on Friday 8th August between 7.00am and 10.00am to answer any questions you may have.

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

7AM - 3PM, MON - FRI