Recycling Facility Tour

Have you ever wondered what happens at a Recycling Facility?!

Join us for a waste education workshop and a tour of the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council (SMRC) Regional Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC.

The workshop will cover:

  •  What waste goes in which bin?
  • The lifecycle of waste
  • Where to take the items that can't go in your household bin

On the tour you will get to see:

  • The Waste Composting Facility, so you can learn how the general waste bin was turned into compost and what now happens with Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) materials.
  • The Green Waste Facility, where garden waste is turned into mulch.
  • The Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), where recyclables are separated, baled and sold for reuse.
  • The Education Centre, where there are lots more resources to help you to reduce, reuse and recycle.


Please note: in spring and summer, snakes begin to emerge to bask in the sun and there may be an increase in sightings around the facility. In the unlikely event of a situation, your tour guide is trained in first aid should an emergency arise.

The event will begin with a tour of the RRRC, followed by morning tea and a workshop with an opportunity to have all your waste and recycling questions answered.

This event is brought to you by the Western Metropolitan Regional Council 

Event Details

Event Date:
Wednesday 12th May, 2021


SMRC Regional Resource Recovery Centre, Canning Vale

$5 + booking fee

Registration information:

Register here

Additional information:

The tour involves spending approximately 30 minutes walking outdoors on bush paths around the site. A reasonable level of physical fitness is required. Kids (older than 6 years old) are welcome on the tour, they must be registered for own ticket and be