This Week in the Market – Edition 85

7 June 2016

In today’s This Week in the Market the new recycling transfer centre is open! Learn how you can save your business money and go in the draw to win a Samsung tablet. Plus last chance to register for tomorrow’s free Market forum. 

Market News

The recycling transfer centre is now open!

The new recycling transfer centre, next to Gate 2, is now open. 

The new centre will make recycling quicker, easier and more efficient and there are some great ways to reduce your recycling costs too. 

Check out our new online calculator

Jump onto the Melbourne Market website and test out our new online calculator. You’ll be able to calculate your estimated disposal fees for general and organic waste and recyclables. 

See how much you can save today. Click here to try it out now. 

Did you know separating your waste can save more than just your hip pocket?

Maximizing your recycling will minimise your impact on Victoria’s landfil, but it will also save you money. Most clean, separated waste delivered to the centre is free. 

You can also reduce the cost of organic waste disposal by recycling organics that are still fit for human consumption to one of our great food redistribution partners. 

Visit the new recycling transfer centre during opening week to go in the draw to win a Samsung tablet!

Drop off clean, separated recycling or general waste to our recycling transfer centre between Monday 6 June and Friday 10 June and enter the draw to win a Samsung tablet!

Enter as many times as you like, the more deliveries you do, the more entries you get! Standard disposal fees apply. 

Winner drawn Tuesday 14 June and will be announced on the MMA website and in the weekly Market news. 

Satellite recycling station

Satellite recycling stations are positioned around the Market and include maxicags and bins for cardboard, general waste, organic wast, polystyrene and plastics.

Satellite stations are not for bulk waste. Bulk waste includes: 

  • Anything arriving on a pallet. All waste on a pallet must be taken to the recycling transfer centre.
  • More than one or two polystyrene or cardboard boxes.
  • More than one small box of organic waste.

All bulk waste must be taken to the new recycling transfer centre. 


Movement in the Trading Floor

The MMA is now issuing new licences for those stands on the Trading Floor that have become vacant.  When offering a stand licence, the MMA takes into account a number of factors including the licensee’s current allocation and stand location, expression of interest for more stands, usage patterns and timely payment of stand licence fees.

The MMA will be in contact with those stand holders who are being offered a licence for additional stands.

Reminder – parking for buyers after the Queens birthday public holiday. 

Buyers with a parking permit to access the Market on a day where a public holiday falls are now able to enter the Market on the following day at no additional cost.

So if you’re a buyer with parking on a Monday and not a Tuesday, you can park at the Market on Tuesday 14 June (the day after the Queens birthday public holiday) without paying the $23 casual parking fee.

If you have a reserved bay, this bay may not be available, please ask a Market Relations Officer who will be able to instruct you on where to park.

Market Event

Free Market business forum tomorrow Wednesday 8 June

Last chance to register for tomorrow’s free forum on the Australian Governments Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

The session will include an overview of the programme as well as how your business can participate and benefit from the program.

When: 9:30am [concluding at 10:30am] Wednesday 8 June 2016

Where: Melbourne Market conference centre, Administration Building ground floor

Cost: FREE!


More information on the session and the Entrepreneurs’ Programme is available on the Melbourne Market Website.


Industry News 

Export-ready vegetable growers invited to display at the 2016 Reverse Trade Mission Produce Display

All export-ready vegetable growers are invited to register with the AUSVEG Export Development Team to display their produce to 40 international fresh produce buyers at the National Horticulture Convention.

AUSVEG will be bringing leading buyers from across Asia and the Middle East to Australia to attend the National Horticulture Convention and to participate in a range of farm visits that will showcase the Australian vegetable industry.

Growers from across the country will have the valuable opportunity to display their produce to these delegates at the Produce Display event, to be held on Friday 24 June from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

To download the registration form for this event, click here.

Essential tasks at end of financial year (EOFY)

End of the financial year is an important and busy time for small business owners, completing bookkeeping, tax returns and begin planning for the new financial year. Putting the hard work in each financial year can help you get your business organised and work smarter in the year ahead. have provided a useful “to do” list to help with essential tasks for EOFY.Click here for more details.

Ask the MMA

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Key dates

Free Market business forum – The Entrepreneurs’ Programme with John Lochery

Wednesday 8 June 9:30am

Queens Birthday public holiday

Monday 13 June, 2016 – Market closed

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

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