The Regional Resource Recovery Facility (RRRC) lies at the centre of the SMRC’s Regional Waste Management Strategy, delivering many environmental, social and economic benefits.
The RRRC has been operational since 2005 and is designed to recover 85% of household waste.
World class processing technologies were carefully selected to ensure the Waste Composting Facility (WCF), Green Waste Facility (GWF) and Material Recovery Facility (MRF) work together to manage waste streams cohesively and efficiently.
The RRRC strives to maximise the amount of waste diverted from landfill into resources recovery facilities: leading to sustainable recycling and climate change solutions.
The RRRC diverts more than 60,000 tonnes of waste per year from landfill and prevents about 70,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere which is equivalent to taking more than 16,000 cars off the road.
All residents of the SMRC member councils have the same two-bin collection system.
The green-topped bin is for organic materials (household waste), such as kitchen/household waste and smaller garden waste.
The yellow-topped bin is a co-mingled bin for all dry recyclable materials such as paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and aluminium.
In addition, the SMRC also provides residents with a disposal service for green waste.
Once collected, all household waste is taken to the RRRC for recovery and processing.
Please refer to your Resource Recovery Calendar to find out more about removal and recycling of all other household items, green waste and hazardous materials or call the SMRC on 9329 2700.
To find out more about recycling in your region, please visit the Recycle Right Website.