THE state government wants feedback on a plan to standardise home recycling across Victoria to help confused residents work out what goes in which bin.
It comes as councils prepare for the introduction of glass recycling and the closure of many landfills including the City of Greater Bendigo's premises in Eaglehawk over years to come.
Victorians send four million tonnes of recycling to landfills each year and a significant portion arrives there because people put the wrong thing in the wrong bin, the government says.
It is drafting a standard list of what can and cannot be recycled to help sort items into waste, recycling, green waste and the soon-to-be introduced glass bins.
The government also says it is working with industry, councils and representative groups to make it easier to process recyclables and grapple with problems with processing materials.
To have your say on standardised household waste lists visit the government's engage website.
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