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GREENFINGERS TV THIS SATURDAY AT 5.30PM ON CHANNEL 9


The first episode for the season of Greenfingers TV will air on Channel 9 this Saturday the 1st of November at 5:30pm.

The SMRC and Recycle Right filmed a segment at the Perth Royal Show, asking kids about recycling and what they do at home to reduce waste.

This is the first of many segments about recycling and waste reduction that will be on the show over the coming weeks.

Make sure you tune in to Greenfingers every Saturday at 5:30 on Channel 9.



Photos: Filming the first episode of Greenfingers TV for 2014 at the Perth Royal Show

PLEDGE TREE

Check out some of the pledges from our pledge tree at the Perth Royal Show.

CONGRATULATIONS TREVOR AND THE TEAM AT GREENFINGERS!

The Greenfingers Garden at the Perth Royal Show had approximately 275,000 visitors. It was also voted best display at the show by the Royal Agricultural Society committee.
Photo: This year's Greenfingers Garden at the Perth Royal Show

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!

Food waste, wrapping paper, glass jars and bottles, packaging from presents… Christmas creates a lot of additional waste!

With less than 8 weeks to go until Christmas, now is the time to start planning to produce less waste this Christmas.

Here are a few things you can do:
Remember what you have already bought – some of us start buying early and then put things ‘away’, promptly forgetting about it, then finding it once it is too late.

Plan what you need and make a list – if you list the things you need to buy then tick them off as you go, you won’t double up on anything.

Think about the presents you are giving, how much waste they produce (such as batteries) and how much packaging they have. Try giving the gift of an experience instead, such as rock climbing or a massage.
If you are having a Christmas Party this year, make it easy for your guests to recycle by providing two labelled bins for your green-topped bin and your yellow-topped bin.

Try to minimise food waste by only buying what you need, serving smaller portions and storing and using leftovers.

Try making homemade gifts such as jam or relish. You may be surprised that it will only cost you a couple of dollars per jar to make. Use cool jars you have collected throughout the year and you can even create your own jam label.

Buy quality decorations and store them for future use.


"Try giving the gift of an experience instead, such as rock climbing or a massage"

GREEN WASTE – BRING IT TO US!

The SMRC can process the Green Waste from your garden.
 

Clean Green Waste can be delivered direct to the Regional Resource Recovery Centre, 350 Bannister Road, Canning Vale, WA, 6155


100% of the Green Waste is recovered, with no residual waste going to landfill.
 

The RRRC is open 7 days a week, 8.00am to 4.00pm (except Christmas Day and New Years Day)


Please call 9256 9555 with any queries.
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 Anna on 9256 9555 or email tours@smrc.com.au for further information or to book your tour.

Photo: Anna Sondalini

COME ON A TOUR OF THE RRRC IN NOVEMBER TO RECEIVE YOUR FREE COPY OF THE LATEST GARDEN GURU MAGAZINE.


DON'T BAG IT!

New research shows that lots of people who put their recycling in the bin in a bag, genuinely think the items will be recycled. Unfortunately they’re wrong, recycling in plastic bags ends up in landfill. Items should be loose with the lids removed.

For more information go to recycleright.net.au

BIOFILTER MAINTENANCE


Maintenance on the Biofilters at the Waste Composting Facility is now complete, ensuring the biofilters are performing at an optimum level.

Tours will recommence to the Waste Composting Facility in the coming weeks. To book a tour of the facility contact Anna on 9256 9555 or email tours@smrc.com.au

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK HOTLINE


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.

Planet Ark National Recycling Week is from the 10th to the 16th of November 2014.

Check out the 7 secrets of successful recyclers shown below, or visit recyclingweek.planetark.org/ for more information.

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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