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Planning the post-Christmas clear up

By Teresa Belcher The build up to Christmas is always so busy—putting up decorations, buying gifts and preparing for a Christmas feast—that the last thing on our minds is being proactive and planning in advance for the post-Christmas clean up. Here’s five simple tips to make the Christmas clear up completed in no time. 1. […]

Are you wish-cycling?

By Stephanie Collins Do you want to recycle as much as possible? Do you find yourself unsure of items to put in the recycling bin? Do you err on the side of caution and put items you aren’t certain of into the recycling bin? You may actually be wish-cycling! Wish-cycling is the throwing of items […]

Inspiration for Zero Waste Gift Giving

By Tegan Sharp The festive season is fast approaching and with that comes the exciting, or for some stressful, time of gift giving. While you may be dreading this time of year as it fuels all kinds of eco-anxiety around consumerism, there are loads of planet friendly presents you can choose to help take the […]

Media Release: SMRC presented with 2021 WA Waste Award

The Hon Minister for Environment, Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA awarded the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council the 2021 WA Waste Award last Wednesday night for its outstanding commitment to community waste reduction, reuse and recycling over 20 years. The Annual Awards of the Waste Authority were held on 5 May, and acknowledge the top performers in WA’s […]

Local birth of Plastic Free July

It was a visit to the Regional Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC) back in 2011 that triggered Rebecca Prince-Ruiz to begin what is now a worldwide movement with a record-breaking 326 Million people participating in Plastic Free July this year! Plastic Free July, now in its tenth year, helps millions of people be part of the […]

Plastic Free July

Recycle Right/Southern Metropolitan Regional Council, together with our partners City of Melville, City of Kwinana, City of Fremantle and Town of East Fremantle are proud Plastic Free Council Challenge members. Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have […]

COVID-19 Update for SMRC/RRRC

Given the continually evolving COVID 19 situation, the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council (SMRC) continues to monitor and act on the advice of the WA State Government, WA Department of Health and the Australian Government’s Department of Health. The following changes to our operations are currently in place at the RRRC and administrative building in Booragoon. […]

Bin tagging helps residents to ‘recycle right’

A bin tagging program commenced mid-February 2020 in selected households across the region to help educate residents to ‘recycle right’. Bin tagging is part of the rollout of the new 3-bin FOGO system that was implemented during 2019 in the City of Melville, City of Fremantle and Town of East Fremantle. The Southern Metropolitan Regional […]