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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 –
provides an explanation of what goes in which bin and what happens to the contents of the bin at the recycling facility.
Materials A-Z – a searchable A to Z which provides advice on which bin to put things in for this region, as well as great tips to re-use or recycle many different items.
Hints and Tips – tips on how to reduce packaging, reducing food waste, how to create a worm farm or how to compost and how to use real nappies and reduce junk mail, wherever you are.
Find my nearest – using GPS technology, you can find your nearest battery recycling centre, car part disposal facility, construction and demolition disposal facility, charity shop, hazardous household waste disposal site – anywhere in Perth.
Take Part – Gives great ideas on how you can take part in your community, or in nationwide initiatives and how to book a tour of the recycling facility to see what happens to your waste.
Leftover Recipes – Using leftovers is one of the best ways to save money and prevent waste. These recipes will help transform your leftovers, wherever you are.

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.

To do this on apple devices select the ‘action‘ icon and then select ‘Add to Home Screen‘.

To do this on android devices select the ‘menu‘ button and then add the page to your bookmarks. Open you bookmarks using the menu button, and find the new bookmark you’ve just added. Press down and hold on the bookmark until you see an action menu. Select Add to homescreen. In Chrome, just tap on the star and follow the prompt.

Native App
You can also download the native version of the app here for your iPhone, iPad or Android device by scanning the relevant QR code below, or downloading it from the App Store or Google play market. You can also download a QR code reader if you don’t already have one installed.

Recycle Right App version
Scan this qr code for android devices

or click on the link below to download from Google Play

Scan this qr code for iOS devices

or click on the link below to download from iTunes


The SMRC will be holding a FREE E-Waste collection day at the Regional Resource Recovery Centre, 350 Bannister Road, Canning Vale on the 26th and 27th of October 2013.

Instead of sending your E-Waste to landfill, bring it in to the RRRC and it will be recycled.


The SMRC have been filming some fantastic stories with the team at Greenfingers TV. The stories are about the various facilities and processes at the Regional Resource Recovery Centre as well as our fantastic educational tool Recycle Right!

To check out the segments on youtube click on the following links or visit

We will be on again on Sunday at 5:30 on Channel 7 in the coming weeks so be sure to watch!
The crew at Greenfingers do a really fantastic job and Greenfingers is relevant to Western Austalians!


This year, the SMRC worked with the crew at Greenfingers who produced a magnificent sustainable garden. The garden was built using an SMRC blend of compost from Nutrarich and also featured many other recycled and sustainable elements.

Logs from the Regional Resource Recovery Centre’s Green Waste Facility were used to build a fantastic patio and tumbled glass was also used as a mulch around some wooden seating which, was also milled from logs from the Green Waste Facility. Educational banners were on the display telling the waste to compost story and SMRC staff also attended the event. We look forward to being involved in the event again next year. The garden is well worth the visit!


Are you ready to have your Garage Sale?

Congratulation to the City of Cockburn who are at the top of the leaderboard!


You don’t want to be like this lady and miss out a on day of shopping for great bargains, retro furniture, clothes, bags, jewellery – the list is endless!

Jump on board the City of Cockburn’s Garage Sale Trail Tour Bus and shop till you drop with us!

Saturday 26th October

Bus Stop:
City of Cockburn Administration Car Park, Coleville Crescent Spearwood

Bus Departs: Meet us at 9.1
5am for a 9.30am departure and returns by 2.00pm

Morning tea and lunch provided

Register Now!

Call 9411 3444 or email to secure your spot!


Recycle Right was awarded Highly Commended in the Local Government category of the Waste Authority’s Infinity Awards. The dinner was attended by the SMRC Chairperson and staff from the SMRC, City of Cockburn and City of Fremantle.

To view other categories finalists and winners go to


Under the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) the SMRC was issued with 33,187 Kyoto compliant Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCU’s) in September  for offsets achieved at the Waste Composting Facility (WCF).

Each ACCU represents one tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e). which can be sold to people and businesses wishing to offset liability under the carbon pricing mechanism.

The waste composting project generates carbon credits by avoiding methane emissions at landfill and was declared an eligible offsets project by the Clean Energy Regulator under section 27 of the CFI Act. The project accords with the Diversion of Legacy Waste to an Alternative Waste Treatment Facility methodology determination issued in January this year.

The project baseline is the methane that would have been emitted from a landfill if that landfill had received the waste in the absence of the waste composting project.

The approach to calculating greenhouse gas emissions abatement is to estimate the methane production avoided from depositing waste into landfill. Only the methane emissions that are avoided after the capture and destruction of methane at the landfill are counted. Energy and fuel consumption used in the composting process are also accounted for and the entire methodology independently audited by an auditor registered under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Regulations 2008.

Recycling Right does more that conserve finite resources and allow us to make new products from old, it also saves thousands of tonnes of greenhouse gases going to atmosphere each year and contributing to global warming. Do the right thing put it in the right bin.


Tour Coordinator, Emily Tomsett 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 more information.


This year’s Waste and Recycle Conference was held at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle.

The SMRC’s Award Winning Recycle Right Program featured in a booth in the trade exhibition. It was an inspiring conference with lots of fantastic speakers. Dr Karl even came for a visit to our booth!

Congratulations to Nabilla who won our weekend away prize in the Avon Valley at Avon Brook Wines  by correctly  completing our quiz!

The Recycle Right booth at the Waste and Recycle Conference
Community Engagement and Communications Officer, Taryn Beagley with Dr Karl visiting the Recycle Right booth.


We are currently building the Recycle Right Sustainable Garden as part of the tour route at the RRRC. The garden will also be a central point for staff, who may not normally see each other and work at different facilities, to have the opportunity to interact with each other. There is also the benefit of taking home some fresh vegetables if staff wish to contribute a small amount of time in the garden.

There has been a fantastic response so far and we look forward to making the area into a really nice space at the RRRC!


Planet Ark National Recycling Week is from the 11th to the 17th of November.

To find out how you can get involved visit


Community Advisory Group

The Community Advisory Group is an independent group of devoted community volunteers who work actively to increase the community understanding of recycling. They meet between February and November each year.

To contact, join or find out more please email or write to them at SMRC Community Advisory Group, PO Box 1501, Booragoon WA 6154.

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