Recycling update following SKM insolvency

Published on 02 August 2019

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Today the Supreme Court of Victoria declared SKM Recycling to be insolvent when the company was unable to demonstrate a solution to its financial challenges.

Recyclable material collected at the kerbside across the Surf Coast Shire has been going to the Anglesea landfill since 26 July 2019 when SKM ceased its operations. With the Supreme Court decision, this practice will continue until Council can find an alternative solution.

“Council knows that the community will be discouraged by this news and is working closely with other G21 Councils and the Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group on alternatives. We are encouraged by the businesses in the region that want to help. All possibilities are being explored, we just don’t have an answer yet,” said General Manager Governance and Infrastructure Anne Howard.

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