What is the RRRC?
The Regional Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC) is central to the SMRC’s Regional Waste Management Strategy.
Regional Resource Recovery Centre
350 Bannister Road, Canning Vale, WA, 6155
Telephone: +61 8 9256 9555
Open: Monday to Sunday 8am – 4pm
World class processing technologies have been 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 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 RRRC processes waste through a number of streams, including dark-green topped and red topped general waste bins and yellow topped recycling bins. In addition, the SMRC also provides residents and businesses with a disposal service for green waste.
- Organic waste (household and small garden waste) is separated from other waste, processed and turned into compost at the Waste Composting Facility;
- 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 95,000 tonnes of waste per year from landfill and prevents about 32,0000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere which is equivalent to taking more than 7,000 cars off the road.
The RRRC is committed to State Government targets and currently diverts more than 65% of waste from landfill, which meets the state target for 2020 of 65%.