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The Southern Metropolitan Regional Council (SMRC)

The Southern Metropolitan Regional Council (SMRC) is a statutory, local government authority representing Local Councils in the southern part of Perth, Western Australia. It is responsible for developing environmentally sustainable waste management solutions and climate change abatement measures for the member council communities of:

  • City of Cockburn
  • Town of East Fremantle
  • City of Fremantle
  • City of Kwinana
  • City of Melville

The SMRC has an operational role in the planning and coordination of the removal, processing, treatment and disposal of waste for the benefit of communities within its regional boundaries.

For more information about the SMRC please visit www.smrc.com.au

The Regional Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC)

The Regional Resource Recovery Facility (RRRC) lies at the centre of the SMRC’s Regional Waste Management Strategy, delivering many environmental, social and economic benefits.
The RRRC has been operational since 2002 and is designed to recover 85% of household waste.

World class processing technologies were carefully selected to ensure the Waste Composting Facility (WCF), Green Waste Facility (GWF) and Material Recovery Facility (MRF) work together to manage waste streams cohesively and efficiently.

The RRRC strives to maximise the amount of waste diverted from landfill into resources recovery facilities: leading to sustainable recycling and climate change solutions.

The RRRC diverts more than 60,000 tonnes of waste per year from landfill and prevents about 70,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere which is equivalent to taking more than 7,000 cars off the road.

Waste Collection
All residents of the SMRC member councils have the same two-bin collection system.

The green-topped bin is for organic materials (household waste), such as kitchen/household waste and smaller garden waste.

The yellow-topped bin is a co-mingled bin for all dry recyclable materials such as paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and aluminium.

In addition, the SMRC also provides residents with a disposal service for green waste.

Once collected, all household waste is taken to the RRRC for recovery and processing.

Please refer to your Resource Recovery Calendar to find out more about removal and recycling of all other household items, green waste and hazardous materials or call the SMRC on 9329 2700.

By using a reusable coffee cup every day instead of a disposable one, you can avoid creating 1kg of plastic waste a year!
95% less resources are used when you recycle an aluminium can, compared to producing a new one.
By recycling one plastic bottle, you can power a desktop computer for 25 minutes.
Batteries and other hazardous waste shouldn't go in any bin. Find your nearest disposal centre with the Recycle Right app.
65% of plastic bottles end up
in landfill, taking up to 1,000
years to break down.
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