Odours

Odour Surveys

The Resource Recovery Group conducts monthly Field Ambient Odour Assessments in the community adjacent to the Canning Vale Centre.

The Resource Recovery Group's odour consultant Talis utilises the DWER’s accepted methodology in WA for assessing the ground level impacts of odour emissions based on the German Standard VDI 3940 “Measurement of Odour Impact by Field Inspection”.

Experience in using this scale has shown that observations have a good degree of consistency between observers.

Odour Assessment Methodology

  • A minimum of four calibrated, experienced odour assessors are used
  • There are four gridded assessment areas (with up to 12 locations in each) which correspond to different wind directions (E, ESE, SE, SSE)
  • Up to two gridded areas are assessed each field session (if no wind change the first area is repeated)
  • Assessors are ‘staggered’ and rotate locations within the gridded assessment area. Each location is assessed twice (by different assessors)
  • Assessors rank presence of odour every 10 seconds for 10 min at each location, using German Standard VDI 3882/3490 scale 0 to 6 (not perceptible, very weak, weak, distinct, strong, very strong, extremely strong)
  • The assessment area (and locations within) is considered to be impacted when an intensity rank of 2 (or greater) is observed for 20% (or greater) of the dataset / time period.

*EAQ consultants now conduct monthly Field Ambient Odour Assessments for the Resource Recovery Group, however, the FAOA methodology as outlined in the below document has not changed.*

Methodology used for odour assessment.

Odour Complaints

The Resource Recovery Group is committed to keeping the community informed by providing weekly summaries of complaints received on our Odour Hotline.

Odour Complaint Reports 2021

Documents for Odour Complaint Reports 2021
TitleDocument Date
Odour Complaints 01/08/21September 1, 2021
Odour Complaints 08/08/21September 1, 2021
Odour Complaints 15/08/21September 1, 2021
Odour Complaints 22/08/21September 1, 2021
Odour Complaints 31/08/21September 1, 2021
Odour Complaints 31/07/2021July 31, 2021
Odour Complaints 25/07/2021July 25, 2021
Odour Complaints 18/07/2021July 18, 2021
Odour Complaints 11/07/2021July 11, 2021
Odour Complaints 04/07/2021July 4, 2021
Odour Complaints 30/06/2021June 30, 2021
Odour Complaints 27/06/2021June 27, 2021
Odour Complaints 20/06/2021June 20, 2021
Odour Complaints 13/06/2021June 13, 2021
Odour Complaints 06/06/2021June 6, 2021
Odour Complaints 31/05/2021May 31, 2021
Odour Complaints 23/05/2021May 23, 2021
Odour Complaints 16/05/2021May 16, 2021
Odour Complaints 09/05/2021May 9, 2021
Odour Complaints 02/05/2021May 2, 2021
Odour Complaints 30/04/2021April 30, 2021
Odour Complaints 25/04/2021April 25, 2021
Odour Complaints 18/04/2021April 18, 2021
Odour Complaints 11/04/2021April 11, 2021
Odour Complaints 04/04/2021April 4, 2021
Odour Complaints 31/03/2021March 31, 2021
Odour Complaints 28/03/2021March 28, 2021
Odour Complaints 21/03/2021March 21, 2021
Odour Complaints 14/03/2021March 14, 2021
Odour Complaints 07/03/2021March 7, 2021
Odour Complaints 28/02/2021February 28, 2021
Odour Complaints 21/02/2021February 21, 2021
Odour Complaints 14/02/2021February 14, 2021
Odour Complaints 07/02/2021February 7, 2021
Odour Complaints 31/01/2021January 31, 2021
Odour Complaints 24/01/2021January 24, 2021
Odour Complaints 17/1/2021January 17, 2021
Odour Complaints 10/1/2021January 10, 2021
Odour Complaints 3/1/2021January 3, 2021

 

Odour Complaint Reports 2020

Documents for Odour Complaint Reports 2020
TitleDocument Date
Odour Complaints 02/08/2020August 27, 2021
Odour Complaints 31/12/2020December 31, 2020
Odour Complaints 27/12/2020December 27, 2020
Odour Complaints 20/12/2020December 20, 2020
Odour Complaints 13/12/2020December 13, 2020
Odour Complaints 06/12/2020December 6, 2020
Odour Complaints 30/11/2020November 30, 2020
Odour Complaints 29/11/2020November 29, 2020
Odour Complaints 22/11/2020November 22, 2020
Odour Complaints 15/11/2020November 15, 2020
Odour Complaints 08/11/2020November 8, 2020
Odour Complaints 01/11/2020November 1, 2020
Odour Complaints 31/10/2020October 31, 2020
Odour Complaints 25/10/2020October 25, 2020
Odour Complaints 18/10/2020October 18, 2020
Odour Complaints 11/10/2020October 11, 2020
Odour Complaints 04/10/2020October 4, 2020
Odour Complaints 30/09/2020September 30, 2020
Odour Complaints 27/09/2020September 27, 2020
Odour Complaints 20/09/2020September 20, 2020
Odour Complaints 13/09/2020September 13, 2020
Odour Complaints 06/09/2020September 6, 2020
Odour Complaints 31/08/2020August 31, 2020
Odour Complaints 30/08/2020August 30, 2020
Odour Complaints 23/08/2020August 23, 2020
Odour Complaints 16/08/2020August 16, 2020
Odour Complaints 09/08/2020August 9, 2020
Odour Complaints 31/07/2020July 31, 2020
Odour Complaints 26/07/2020July 26, 2020
Odour Complaints 19/07/2020July 19, 2020
Odour Complaints 12/07/2020July 12, 2020
Odour Complaints 05/07/2020July 5, 2020
Odour Complaints 30/06/2020June 30, 2020
Odour Complaints 28/06/2020June 28, 2020
Odour Complaints 21/06/2020June 21, 2020
Odour Complaints 14/06/2020June 14, 2020
Odour Complaints 07/06/2020June 7, 2020
Odour Complaints 31/05/2020May 31, 2020
Odour Complaints 24/05/2020May 24, 2020
Odour Complaints 17/05/2020May 17, 2020
Odour Complaints 10/05/2020May 10, 2020
Odour Complaints 03/05/2020May 3, 2020
Odour Complaints 30/04/2020April 30, 2020
Odour Complaints 26/04/2020April 26, 2020
Odour Complaints 19/04/2020April 19, 2020
Odour Complaints 12/04/2020April 12, 2020
Odour Complaints 05/04/2020April 5, 2020
Odour Complaints 31/03/2020March 31, 2020
Odour Complaints 29/03/2020March 29, 2020
Odour Complaints 22/03/2020March 22, 2020
Odour Complaints 15/03/2020March 15, 2020
Odour Complaints 08/03/2020March 8, 2020
Odour Complaints 01/03/2020March 1, 2020
Odour Complaints 29/02/2020February 29, 2020
Odour Complaints 23/02/2020February 23, 2020
Odour Complaints 16/02/2020February 16, 2020
Odour Complaints 09/02/2020February 9, 2020
Odour Complaints 02/02/2020February 2, 2020
Odour Complaints 31/01/2020January 31, 2020
Odour Complaints 26/01/2020January 26, 2020
Odour Complaints 19/01/2020January 19, 2020
Odour Complaints 12/01/2020January 12, 2020
Odour Complaints 05/01/2020January 5, 2020