The SMRC’s vision is to lead in sustainable recycling and climate change solutions.
In 1998 the SMRC adopted a Regional Waste Management Strategy that led to the development and implementation of a regional waste collection system and a Regional Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC), designed to recover household waste generated within its boundaries.
The SMRC's five strategic focus areas and environmental goals encompass: (SMRC 2010-2015 Strategic Plan)
• Resource Recovery
• Climate Change
• Business Sustainability
• Stakeholder Engagement
• Research and Innovation
The Regional Waste Management Strategy aims to dramatically reduce household material sent to landfill by combining world leading technology with a simple, community friendly collection system.
Prior to implementing this strategy, the SMRC's member councils had no viable way to dispose of collected waste that allowed for greenhouse gas abatement.
The $100,000,000 facility known as the RRRC is based in Canning Vale. It is operated by the SMRC and it uses state of the art technology and infrastructure to process waste and recover recyclables for reuse.
The SMRC's role is critical for the future of sustainable waste management, research and development in the southern regions of Perth.