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Photo: the Recycle Right Robot in Trevor Cochrane's Waterwise Garden

Recycle Right at the Perth Royal Show


Be sure to visit Recycle Right in the Waterwise Garden and take a pic with our Recycle Right Robot!

Complete a short survey and you will receive a free Onya bag to help you go plastic free!

Clean Schools with Keep Australia Beautiful

Many schools experience difficulties managing litter and recognise the importance of a clean and healthy environment.

Educating students about the effects of litter and influencing beliefs and attitudes are key steps towards behaviour change and litter reduction in the community as a whole.

The Clean Schools program aims at changing the littering behaviour of students through a whole school approach to litter prevention and a range of resources to help.

If you would like your school to be a Clean School, register by visiting the link below.
www.kabc.wa.gov.au/get-involved/clean-schools

Metro workshop:
Thursday 13 October 2016    
1pm – 4pm
Harvest Lakes Community Centre, 62 Aurora Drive  ATWELL

Garage Sale Trail, 22 Oct 2016

Put your sale on the trail! Be part of Australia’s biggest Garage Sale on Saturday, 22 October!

All SMRC Councils are taking part in the Garage Sale Trail, Australia’s fastest-growing sustainability and reuse event on Saturday, 22 October 2016.

Get rid of unwanted items, free up some space, meet the neighbours and make a few extra bucks. Reduce waste, repurpose and have your old items reused.

It’s totally free to register and anyone can get involved! You can organise a group sale or host your own and even get your neighbours to have one too.

Join thousands of households, schools, businesses and community groups and make this year’s Garage Sale Trail the biggest and best yet.

Registrations Now Open!
Visit garagesaletrail.com.au to receive a FREE seller’s kit and start advertising your sale and items! You can also search for sales in your area and plan your trail!

Fremantle Recycling Hub

If you live in the City of Fremantle, there is a great recycling hub in the Council Office at reception for your printer cartridges, batteries and mobile phones. You can also check out the Recycle Right App for other locations.

Waste & Recycling Conference Waste 101 Tour


On Wednesday 14 September the SMRC hosted the Waste & Recycling Conference 101 Tour.

This Tour was an opportunity to cram a day full of different waste experiences – whether new to the industry or just needed a bit of a refresher course.

The Tour started with a workshop at the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council’s (SMRC) waste education centre – which will have ensured participants knew their PET from their HDPE and their WAWA from the DER.  

Attendees took home a free Waste 101 Guide explaining the What, Who and How in the waste industry.

Join the 12th WA Beach Cleanup 15-16 Oct 2016

Register a beach for a Clean-up any time over the weekend of October 15th & 16th, 2016 or volunteer with an existing group.

All Clean-up materials are provided, so all you need is a pair of hands and some energy to spring clean our beaches.

To get involved, email renee@tangaroablue.org

SMRC Annual Report

The SMRC Annual Report is now available to download or view online, at the SMRC website. The Annual report provides a great snapshot of our activities and achievements throughout the last financial year. To download the Annual Report, visit smrc.com.au/corporate-information/key-documents/

Problem Waste - Medical Waste

Needles, syringes and sharps are classed as medical waste and should never be placed in your kerbside bins. Medical waste must be destroyed to prevent risk of infection from pathogens. Needles and syringes can be safely disposed of by returning to a needle and syringe exchange program, placing in a special needle and syringe disposal unit provided by some local governments or businesses, or arranging for a waste disposal company to assist in the disposal of large quantities of needles and syringes.

To find your nearest drop off facility visit www.safesharps.org.au

Would You Like To Join The Waste Recycling Education Network?

If you are interested in waste and sustainability, educating the community and making a difference, the Waste Recycling Education Network needs you!

All it takes is a few hours of your time to attend a meeting and assist with a community waste education project. Everyone is welcome to join.

The group meet on a Thursday every two months and will be involved in some exciting projects in the community in 2016. If you have any questions or would like to talk about joining, you can contact Taryn Davis at the SMRC on 9329 2700 or email tdavis@smrc.com.au
Tours of the Regional Resource Recovery Centre
 

If you’d like to organise a visit to find out what happens to your waste, call Emma on 9256 9528 or via email tours@smrc.com.au.

The next community tour dates open to families and individuals are:
• Wed 5th October at 1pm
• Sat 12th November at 10am *National Recycling Week Tour*
• Sat 3rd December at 10am


Other dates can be arranged for groups.

To discuss your tour requirements, please contact Emma Baker on the contact details given above.

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