Resource Recovery Group - Canning Vale 

Aerial view of recycling facility

What is the Canning Vale Centre?

The Canning Vale Centre (previous known as the Regional Resource Recovery Centre or 'RRRC') is central to the Resource Recovery Group's Regional Waste Management Strategy, delivering many environmental, social and economic benefits.

Canning Vale Centre Contact Details
Address 350 Bannister Road, Canning Vale, WA, 6155
Telephone +61 8 9256 9555
Opening hours Monday to Sunday 8am – 4pm

The Canning Vale Centre has been operational since 2005 and is designed to recover 85% of household waste. The state of the art $100 million facility was the first of its kind in Western Australia, and remains a model for other local, regional, and state governments seeking sustainable solutions for waste. 

The Canning Vale Centre is made up of three resource recovery facilities: the FOGO Processing Facility (FPF), the Green Waste Facility (GWF) and the Material Recovery Facility (MRF). World class processing technologies have been carefully selected to ensure the FPF, GWF and MRF work together to manage waste streams cohesively and efficiently.

The Canning Vale Centre processes waste from the lime-green-topped Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) bins and yellow-topped recycling bins. In addition, the Centre also provides residents and businesses with a disposal service for green waste.

  • Food and Garden Organics, including all food scraps, garden prunings, lawn clippings, pet waste, and soiled paper and cardboard, are collected from households using the lime-green topped Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) bins. This material is delivered to the FOGO Processing Facility where it is shredded and screened and then sent on to an external commercial composter to be processed in to a high quality organic compost;
  • Paper, plastics, glass and metals are collected from households using the yellow top bins, and are sorted and recovered in the Materials Recovery Facility, then sold to domestic and international markets; and
  • Green waste is collected from the kerbside of households and delivered by residents and businesses to the Green Waste Facility where it is turned into mulch.

The Resource Recovery Group diverts more than 100,000 tonnes of waste per year from landfill and prevents about 30,0000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere which is equivalent to taking more than 6,500 cars off the road.

The Resource Recovery Group is committed to State Government targets and currently diverts more than 85% of waste from landfill, which meets the state target for 2020 of 70%.