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Recycle Right is a waste education campaign by the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council (SMRC) to assist the residents in the Communities of Cockburn, Fremantle, East Fremantle, Kwinana and Melville to Recycle Right and put their waste in the right bin.

Waste from these communities is processed at the SMRC’s Regional Resource Recovery Centre in Canning Vale.

If you would like to see what happens to your waste, why not come and see on a free tour of the facility.


Check out the Recycle Right App Handy Tips for a great idea on making your own worm farm by re-using polystyrene boxes.

It’s easy and free! Download the App to find out how.


The Recycle Right App is now ready for you to download from the App store and Google play.

The SMRC have revolutionised Waste Education with Perth’s first mobile app for waste and recycling.


Features of the app are:
* Which Bin
     * Materials A-Z     * Hints and Tips
* Find my nearest     * Leftover Recipes

The app is available in both mobile web and native versions.

Mobile Web App
To install the mobile web app on your apple or android smartphone or tablet, go to and add the icon to your homescreen.

Click on the link below to download from Google Play

Click on the link below to download from iTunes


Recycle RightIn October and November the Regional Resource Recovery Centre featured on Greenfingers TV showing Perth that recycling does happen and just how important it is for the environment and climate change, that we make sure our waste goes in the right bin.

The shows take you inside the Waste Composting, Audit, Green Waste and Materials Recovery Facility.


The new bale storage shed for the Materials Recovery Facility is complete and will be operational in the coming weeks. The Shed will provide additional bale storage for the facility during peak times.

The results of Field Ambient Odour Assessments, which are carried out independently in the area adjacent to the RRRC, are available each month on the SMRC Website


Recycle Right has undergone some exciting changes recently! To check out the new website go to


$7.5 million in funding will be provided to Local Government for the implementation of the Better Bins Program.

Announced on Tuesday 14 January by Environment Minister Hon. Albert Jacob MLA, $7.5 million in funding will be provided for the implementation of the Better Practice Kerbside Collections Guidelines.

The focus of the Guidelines is on two and three bin collection systems, with funding available for the implementation of these systems; from bin infrastructure to community education.

To provide further clarification of its position regarding source separation, the Waste Authority has published a Position Statement indicating that the Waste Authority recognises source separation as best practice wherever reasonably technically, environmentally and economically practicable.

Left: Chairman of the Waste Authority, Marcus Geisler,
Right: Minister for the Environment; Heritage, Hon. Albert Jacob MLA

More information on the Better Bins Program is available here and to access to the Position Statement, visit the Waste Authority website here.


RRRC TourRecycle Right Tour Guide Emily can provide your school, community group, family and friends with a fantastic tour of the Regional Resource Recovery Centre in Canning Vale. The tour takes 1.5 to 2 hours and includes a stroll through the conservation area, the Waste Composting Facility, Audit and Green Waste Facilities and finishes in our state-of-the-art Materials Recovery Facility Education Centre.

Please call 9256 9555 or email for further information or to book your tour.


At the SMRC we welcome feedback from the community about our operations at the Regional Resource Recovery Centre in Canning Vale. With your assistance, we can improve how we work and achieve our vision of delivering sustainable waste management solutions for the benefit of our communities and the environment.

The SMRC’s Community Feedback Hotline is open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You can use the Community Feedback Hotline to:
  • Report an odour you suspect may be coming from the RRRC
  • Tell us what you think about recycling in the Southern Region of Perth
  • Give us feedback about a tour you have been to at our facility
  • Give us feedback about your waste calendar and how you would like to receive your information about recycling
Once an odour is reported to the Community Feedback Hotline, details such as the location, time and character of the odour will be immediately sent to the staff at the Regional Resource Recovery Centre, who will conduct an inspection of the Waste Composting Facility, as well as investigate the location where the odour was reported.

Incidences of odour are also immediately sent to the DER so their officers can attend to determine the source of the odour.

A call to our feedback line will receive a personal response by the next working day.

Odours reported hours or days after they have been experienced cannot be verified.

The Community Feedback Hotline, 1300 556 726, is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round.


The Vegetable Garden at the RRRC is looking better and better each month! We have now added two garden beds made from old loader tyres, which we have painted to reflect the heat. Some more mulching has been done and we have added some artwork by Earlsferry Sculptures. We have also added a compost bin so we can compost the vegetable waste, leaves and weeds from the garden. Why not come on a tour of the facility and check out the garden for yourself!


Community Advisory Group

The Community Advisory Group appointed a new chair at the November Meeting. Congratulations to Norm who is the new Chair of the Group for the next 12 months and Durga who is Deputy Chair. Welcome also to Delphine, Louis and Cliff who are new members of the group.

If you would like to join the CAG or learn more about what they do please contact them on the details below.

Please email or write to them at
SMRC Community Advisory Group,
PO Box 1501, Booragoon WA 6154.

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