The Mindarie Regional Council (MRC) is Western Australia's largest Waste Management Authority, managing the disposal of over 250,000 tonnes of waste generated each year by people living in its seven government localities, these being the Cities of Joondalup, Perth, Stirling, Vincent and Wanneroo, and the Towns of Cambridge and Victoria Park.
Since early 1991, the region's household waste has been landfilled at the site operated by the MRC at Tamala Park, 35 km north of the centre of Perth. Some five million tonnes of waste have been sent to landfill at Tamala Park
since operations began.
The MRC in particular deals with recovery and disposal of waste from its member councils household green/red lid wheelie bins. These bins contain general household waste.
Collection of the yellow-lid recycling bin and bulk verge collection collection are handled by the individual Councils. Part of this waste stream still ends up in the Tamala Park landfill.
The MRC recognises that waste does have a value as a resource and is committed to managing waste in line with the waste hierarchy and in a way that is sensitive to the environment and future generations. With a vision of "Winning Back Waste", the MRC is actively working with its member councils and other parties to deliver outcomes to achieve this.