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The RRRC

The Regional Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC) processes waste and recyclables from over 260,000 residents in Perth’s southern suburbs. The operation of this facility prevents about 70,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere each year.

We are working towards achieving Western Australia’s goal of Zero Waste by 2020.

The facility includes:

  • The Waste Composting Facility for organic waste processing of the contents of the green top bins.
  • The Materials Recovery Facility for the sorting and recovery of recyclable materials from yellow top bins.
  • The Green Waste Facility where we process green waste placed out on the verge by residents for verge collection.

Each of the facilities has been designed with additional capacity to allow for regional population growth over the next 20 years.

Did you know?

  • The RRRC’s waste composting facility processes the organic rubbish residents place in their green top bin turning this material into compost.
  • Kitchen scraps, lawn clippings, garden prunings and other organic household waste placed in the green top bin will be composted; light globes, plastic bags and inorganic material placed in the green top bin cannot be composted and must be disposed of at landfill.
  • In 2014/15 the overall diversion of waste from landfill was 70%. This exceeds the State Government’s target of 65% by 2020 and prevents the release of harmful greenhouse gases such as methane.
  • The Regional Resource Recovery Centre currently diverts more than 95,000 tonnes of waste per year from landfill and prevents about 32,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere, which is equivalent to taking more than 7,000 cars off the road.
  • Without the waste composting facility, the only alternative for the community would be to send 100% of rubbish from green top bins to landfill, generating harmful greenhouse gases such as methane.
  • In working towards the State government goal of zero waste 2020 we are always seeking opportunities to divert more of the community’s waste from landfill.
  • By improving processing, and working with the industry we are now able to ensure this material receives additional composting increasing the amount of organic household waste diverted from landfill by the RRRC.
  • Up to an additional 7,500 tonnes of household waste is expected to be diverted from landfill as a result of this decision, making this a significant step forward in achieving the State Government goal of zero waste 2020.
  • The RRRC is open for public tours. Bookings are essential and can be made by emailing tours@smrc.com.au or calling the RRRC on 9256 9555
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