Have you ever considered what actually happens to your rubbish once it leaves your verge side collection? Would you like to learn a bit more about how you can make a difference to the environment by placing your rubbish in the correct bin?
At the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council’s Regional Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC) in Canning Vale, you can come and see exactly what happens to your waste.
Free 1.5 hour tours are available to educate visitors about the recycling process and allow safe and exciting views from observation decks into the various facilities. All school, community and family groups are welcome, as well as individuals.
The minimum age to participate in a tour is 6 years of age.
You will visit:
• The Waste Composting Facility, so you can learn how the general waste bin is turned into compost
• The Green Waste Facility, where garden waste is turned into mulch
• The Materials Recovery Facility, where recyclables are separated, baled and sold for reuse
What an excellent and valuable learning experience for our class. We all have learnt a valuable lesson today! Reduce first, reuse second then finally recycle. Outstanding! Thank you.
Larissa, Primary School teacher
I brought my twin grandsons along to teach them about recycling. We liked learning how waste is managed and disposed of, and how we can support the process. Thanks very much indeed, we really enjoyed it.
An excellent experience, especially being able to physically view what is happening. I would most definitely recommend this tour to others. Information is delivered very clearly and the tour guide is very knowledgeable.
I find the education experience exceptional. The entire package is excellent. All students found this 'awesome.' The tour is very well presented, with great interaction and visual learning. I would highly recommend the tour to others. Thank you.
Leo, High School teacher
The whole tour was informative, interesting and we learnt a few new things. It's rewarding to find out what actually happens to your recycling and it's worth it to do it. It's good to find out where the compost goes and we’re proud to know that we have the largest waste composting facility in the southern hemisphere.
Pam, Jeanette & Rowena, City of Melville residents
I like coming here because every time I learn something new.
Ben, Kindy student & regular visitor
The next community tour date tbc shortly.
Bookings are essential.
To find out more information about the community tour, or to book a tour of the RRRC for your school or group email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to download the tours booking form which can be completed on screen. (Please remember to download to your computer first to ensure you can save the completed version.)
Download the Tour Poster