News & Events

  1. Update on the Brockwaste facility

    Friday 28th of October 2016

    Here is a link to a recent press release (27th October 2016) which contains details of the latest announcement about the facility at the JFR (Jim) McGeough Resource Recovery Facility 

  2. Fees and Charges for 2016/17 set

    Thursday 1st of September 2016

    There are many items that can be dropped off at the JFR(Jim) McGeough Resource Recovery for free and some that attract a small fee.   Here is a link to a list of the hazardous items that can be dropped off for free. And here is a link to the items that attract a small fee.  The facility is open nearly every day of the year.  Openi

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  3. Gunther Hoppe re-appointed CEO (Acting)

    Friday 22nd of July 2016

    In an innovative arrangement,  Gunther Hoppe will continue as part-time CEO (Acting) of the WMRC.  He also holds the position of Executive Director Corporate Services at the Mindarie Regional Council.  

  4. DiCOM AWT Progress Update

    Wednesday 19th of August 2015

    Seeking to achieve the right environmental outcomes.

    The construction phase of the DiCOM Alternative Waste Treatment (AWT) Plant in Shenton Park is now nearing its completion. 

    AnaeCo Ltd and Monadelphous Group Ltd have indicated that at the end of current shutdown period in October 2015, the plant is likely to enter its final perfo

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  5. WMRC Annual Report 2013-2014 now available.

    Tuesday 9th of December 2014

    The WMRC's Annual Report 2013-2014 has been published.

    Below are some of the highlights for the year:

    • During 2013/2014, a total of 41,077 tonnes of waste was received at the JFR (Jim) McGeough Resource Recovery Facility. This consisted of: 33,841 tonnes of putrescible waste (including AWT-related tonnes); 7,122 ton

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  6. WMRC is awarded an Infinity Award for innovation in waste reduction in WA

    Monday 15th of September 2014

    The Infinity Awards provide public recognition and encouragement to individuals, business, local/regional government and State Government agencies and community organisations that demonstrate innovation and commitment to reducing waste and increasing re-use and recycling.

    Earth Carers were awarded a Highly Commended in the Local Government c

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  7. New spring in the step of mattress recycling method

    Thursday 4th of September 2014

    Nabilla and Rebecca are getting excited about mattress recycling.

    Western Suburbs Weekly, 2.9.14

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  8. Pyjama Party at the Brockway Transfer Station

    Monday 1st of September 2014

    WMRC staff wore PJs and brought their teddy bears to work to promote mattress recycling.

    Photo: Billie Fairclough, Post Newspapers 28th August 

  9. Interested in waste? join us on the upcoming Earth Carers course

    Tuesday 26th of August 2014

    Residents are welcome to attend the upcoming Earth Carers course starting 11 September 2014 at western suburbs locations. Participants from the last course learned how to live by the "Full lives, empty bins' motto and since the course have:

    • helped us keep festivals plastic free by working on our washing up station,
    • ha
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  10. Mattresses get a new spring at WMRC's transfer station.

    Thursday 21st of August 2014

    Mattresses can now be recycled at the Western Metropolitan Regional Council’s (WMRC) Transfer Station in Shenton Park.

    Each year Perth throws out about 165,000 mattresses, only 12.9% are recycled and the rest end up in landfill. Mattresses consume a huge amount of space in landfill, space which is rapidly diminishing as our waste conti

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