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RECYCLING VIDEO

Recycle Right, along with the Cities of Cockburn, Fremantle, and the Town of East Fremantle have produced an animated waste video. The video was originally produced by the City of Melville, and was modified to include the other councils. The video can be viewed at
www.recycleright.net.au/what-happens-to-my-waste/


GREENFINGERS TV

In September, we will again be filming Greenfingers TV at the Regional Resource Recovery Centre, which will go to air in October and November. Look out for Recycle Right in October and November on Sundays on Channel 7!

This year’s shows will continue to take you on a fantastic journey, showing you, the consumer, how to reduce your waste, re-use where  you can and that the fate of your rubbish doesn’t have to be waste.

PERTH ROYAL SHOW 2014

Recycle Right will be at the Perth Royal Show this year, in the amazing Greenfingers Garden. Trevor Cochrane will answer all your sustainable gardening questions, and enlighten you as to the 10 commandments of waterwise gardening.

Watch the live filming of Channel 7’s Greenfingers Gardening program each day. Recycle Right will be there with a fantastic interactive display, games and activities.

You will also get the chance to take home some great sustainable give-aways, such as produce bags if you complete a short recycling survey, or even go into the draw to win a worm farm or compost bin!

The Greenfingers Garden at last year's Royal Show.

INCURSIONS – PAPER MAKING & STORY TIME

Throughout the July school holidays the Recycle Right Tour Guides have been busy developing a school holiday incursion program.

6 incursions were completed and included activities such as completing worksheets, story time and paper making!

To book an incursion contact the Recycle Right Tours Team on tours@smrc.com.au or call 9256 9555.
Photo: Claire reading ‘Michael Recycle’ to a group of children who were very keen to learn about recycling
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A group of children completing worksheets at an incursion
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Making paper at a family day care
TOUR THE RRRC

The Recycle Right Tour Guide 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 tours@smrc.com.au for further information or to book your tour.
 

Photo (left to right): Claire Dunn and Anna Sondalini

GARAGE SALE TRAIL
Garage Sale Trail is about re-using great stuff, reducing waste to landfill, meeting your neighbours, stimulating local economies, and providing an awesome platform for fundraising - all with the support of participating local councils.

How do you hold the perfect garage sale? Find the answers in the nifty how-to-guides! Have a look, you know you want to... http://garagesaletrail.com.au/

Registrations open August 11. Give your sale a name and upload photos of items that you would like to sell. That puts your sale on the website for all to see. You can host a sale yourself or with friends or neighbours. For maximum impact, get your whole street involved and plan an even bigger, more profitable day.
Register Online

RECYCLE RIGHT IN COCKBURN

 

The City of Cockburn and the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council are delivering a Recycle Right waste education program.This exciting public campaign will deliver a targeted waste education program, which will decrease waste contamination rates, improve community awareness and increase uptake of the services and facilities offered in this area.


Recycle Right is being promoted throughout the City via a series of educational billboards, and contains information on the following initiatives:
  • Buy Less, Waste Less – Education on waste avoidance and minimisation
  • Where will you shop this weekend? – A program promoting the Henderson Waste Recovery Park Recycle Shop
  • Recycle Right App – Promoting a new mobile phone app that contains information about waste and recycling for the whole community
  • Recycle Right at Home – Promotion of the ‘Your Kitchen Recycling Trail’, which assists residents to separate their recycling from organic waste better in the kitchen
  • Get your Rs Into Gear – The easy way to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
For more information on this initiative, please visit
recycleright.net.au or cockburn.wa.gov.au/waste

WASTE COMPOSTING FACILITY LICENCE

In the April Newsletter we reported that the SMRC had requested minor amendments via the Appeals Convenor to the WCF Operating Licence. By the appeal it was requested that the licence be amended to increase throughput per month whilst maintaining the overall annual limit and to reduce the frequency of some reporting requirements from monthly to quarterly. The amendments have now been approved by the Minister and the SMRC will be working with the DER to implement the changes.

COMPOSTABLE BIN LINERS

In the SMRC your green-topped bin is composted so it is best to use a compostable liner or newspaper to line your bins and dispose of your waste. Have you tried using compostable bin liners?

Compost-A-Pak ® is 100% compostable and biodegradable, providing an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional plastic bags. Compost-A-Pak ® is accredited to the stricter Australian Standards and is suitable for organics waste collection and diversion to either home composting or industrial composting facilities.

To help us to keep plastics out of the compost please use compostable liners and put all other plastics into your yellow-topped bin to be recycled.

You can also get a free sample of compostable liners if you come on a tour of the RRRC and come and see what happens to your waste!

To order your compostable bags visit
http://sourceseparationsystems.com.au/recycling-products/compost-a-pak.html

 

SMRC residents receive a 20% discount on their order so use the promotional code: SMRC

COMMUNITY ADVISORY GROUP

Community Advisory 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 smrccag@gmail.com or write to them at
SMRC Community Advisory Group,
PO Box 1501, Booragoon WA 6154.



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