The Head of the WIA, Tim Piper, has described Kingston Council's decision as "remarkably short-sighted".
"This is a decision which effects the waste and recycling industry in the State. Any reduction in waste and recycling facilities available is a backward step," he said.
Mr Piper called on the State Government to recognise the impact of Kingston Council's decision and decisively act to prevent it happening.
"The Victorian economy needs many recycling sites especially given the State Government's new waste policies.
"The Government is looking to develop a closed loop economy in Victoria. All current sites, including this one, will be important parts of the system," Mr Piper said.
Media enquiries: Tim Piper – 0411 430 301
Tim Piper is Victorian Head of the Australian Industry Group