Waste Facility Reopened
On Monday, 7 May 2012, the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council (SMRC) announced waste from the green-lidded bins will once again be processed at the Regional Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC) in Canning Vale, following a decision by the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) to reopen the facility.
The DEC announced it would allow the facility to remain operational under an amended licence that required the SMRC to commence significant improvements to the facility, in particular to odour management.
City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said the news was pleasing, and the City’s waste from the green-lidded bins would be processed at the facility immediately.
“The reopening of the facility means the City and the community can recommit to their environmentally responsible role in diverting waste from landfill, in line with the State Government’s policy and the recovery targets set within the revised Waste Strategy for the Perth Metropolitan Region of 50 per cent by 2015 and 65 per cent by 2020,” he said.
“The City, along with other local governments, has a significant investment in the SMRC and has supported its appeal to the DEC to reopen the waste composting facility.
“We acknowledge the frustration of residents who have been impacted by the facility’s odour; however we look forward to significant improvements by the SMRC to address the community’s concern about odour management.
“Of all of the City’s 200 plus services, waste services are ranked highly by our community surveys to be far above any other service offered. In the recent Community Perceptions survey, 95 per cent of residents were satisfied with the City’s weekly green-lidded bin waste collections.
“Recyclable materials from yellow-topped bins will continue to be processed at Cleanaway’s Material Recovery Facility in Bayswater, until the SMRC’s rebuilt Materials Recovery Facility also located at the RRRC in Canning Vale is operational in August.”
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