Regional Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC)

What is the RRRC?

The Regional Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC) is central to the SMRC’s Regional Waste Management Strategy, delivering many environmental, social and economic benefits.

Regional Resource Recovery Centre
350 Bannister Road, Canning Vale, WA, 6155
Telephone: +61 8 9256 9555
Open: Monday to Sunday 8am – 4pm

The RRRC has been operational since 2005 and is designed to recover 85% of household waste. The state of the art $100 million facility was the first of its kind in Western Australia, and remains a model for other local, regional, and state governments seeking sustainable solutions for waste. 

The RRRC is made up of three resource recovery facilities: the Waste Composting Facility (WCF), the Green Waste Facility (GWF) and the Material Recovery Facility (MRF). World class processing technologies have been carefully selected to ensure the WCF, GWF and MRF work together to manage waste streams cohesively and efficiently.

The RRRC processes waste from the lime-green-topped Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) bins and yellow-topped recycling bins. In addition, the SMRC also provides residents and businesses with a disposal service for green waste.

    • Food and Garden Organics, including all food scraps, garden prunings, lawn clippings, pet waste, and soiled paper and cardboard, are collected from households using the lime-green topped Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) bins. This material is delivered to the Waste Composting Facility where it is shredded and screened and then sent on to an external commercial composter to be processed in to a high quality organic compost;
    • Paper, plastics, glass and metals are collected from households using the yellow top bins, and are sorted and recovered in the Materials Recovery Facility, then sold to domestic and international markets; and
    • Green waste is collected from the kerbside of households and delivered by residents and businesses to the Green Waste Facility where it is turned into mulch.
The RRRC diverts more than 100,000 tonnes of waste per year from landfill and prevents about 30,0000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere which is equivalent to taking more than 6,500 cars off the road.

The RRRC is committed to State Government targets and currently diverts more than 85% of waste from landfill, which meets the state target for 2020 of 70%.