Proposed Transition to New Collective Model

Published on Wednesday, 20 December 2023 at 10:51:44 AM

Resource Recovery Group would like to inform the public of a proposed transition to a new Collective model.

Following Town of East Fremantle’s planned 2024 withdraw from Resource Recovery Group (RRG), The City of Melville has officially confirmed its decision to withdraw membership and participation from the RRG at an Ordinary Meeting of Council.

Subsequently, the City of Fremantle passed a resolution seeking RRG's endorsement to initiate the formal wind-up process and transition to a new Collective model designed to meet current and future waste service requirements.

The cities of Melville and Fremantle and the Town of East Fremantle are actively collaborating with RRG and the City of Canning on a waste Collective arrangement, aiming to sustain waste management operations at the Canning Vale Centre site. Importantly, these changes will not impact waste, recycling, or FOGO services for residents of Resource Recovery Group’s business partners or Member Councils. Normal bin collection services will remain unchanged, and residents are encouraged to continue correctly sorting their waste into the red-lidded general waste, yellow-lidded recycling, and green-lidded FOGO bins.

Until the new Collective model is established, RRG will continue to operate the Canning Vale Centre’s Material Recovery Facility, FOGO Processing Facility, Green Waste Facility, and Audit Facility. RRG, the cities of Melville and Fremantle and Town of East Fremantle are committed to maintaining business-as-usual operations, aligning with RRG’s vision to maximise resource recovery and minimise climate impact, maintaining industry-leading recovery rates, preserving Recycle Right's innovative assets, and collaborating with partners and the new ‘Collective’ to ensure work continues to meet the State Government’s material recovery targets of 70% by 2025.

The Cities of Fremantle, Melville and the Town of East Fremantle have all achieved incredible achievements for their communities while working with the RRG. Together, since 2000, we have diverted 1.93 million tonnes of waste from landfill, abated 660,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents, and produced 1.37 million tonnes of products for re-use.

More information will be made available in early 2024. If you have any questions, please contact Resource Recovery Group:

Brendan Doherty

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