Important Update: In light of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, as a precautionary measure we are postponing our waste education activities until further notice and will not be taking bookings at this time. This includes our visits to schools, community groups and businesses; tours of Tamala Park and our Resource Recovery Facility; and our Earth Carers program. This is in line with State and Federal advice to limit non-essential gatherings in an effort to slow the spread of the virus.
The MRC conducts regular tours of its facilities. The tours are free and available to school and community groups, businesses, service organisations and individuals with a keen interest in learning more about the MRC’s operations and waste management.
The aim of the tours is to not only show the MRC facilities and the work the MRC does, but to also educate the community about the waste hierarchy and the impact they can have on improving waste outcomes. This includes educating the community on the importance of producing less waste; placing things in the right bin and how to best manage problematic waste streams, ones that don’t go in any bin.
Tamala Park Landfill
Resource Recovery Facility
Tamala Park REUSE Shop
When do tours take place?
- The MRC conduct regular tours of its facilities usually on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
- Tour times are flexible although the sites are at their most active in the mornings and early afternoon.
- Community tours will also be run on the last Saturday morning of the month, alternating between Tamala Park and the Resource Recovery Facility (Feb-Nov).
What do I need?
- Tours are free of charge. However, groups who wish to tour Tamala Park will need to bring their own bus, with a working microphone. Bus subsidies are available for groups from within our region. To find out more about the bus subsidies view here.
- Small groups (4 - 6 people) can join a tour held on the last Saturday morning of each month (Feb-Nov).
Special personal protective equipment (PPE) is not required (but is provided if needed). However, enclosed shoes are required.
How do I get there?
For maps, directions and bus and train information for both Tamala Park and the Resource Recovery Facility click here.
All MRC tour leaders are experienced waste educators. They are knowledgeable of the MRC facilities, operations and the waste industry in general.
Many have teaching experience and all hold current Working With Children Checks and First Aid certificates.
Making a booking
As per the earlier notice on this page, we are not taking bookings at this time due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Please check this page again at a later date to find out when tours resume again.
You can also contact the MRC Waste Education team to discuss our tour options.
Mindarie Regional Council has been recognised among Australia's most innovative organisations, winning the Australian Business Award for Best Educational Product in the 2011 Awards for its Tours Program. Commenting on the win, MRC Chairman Cr Russ Fishwich said: "This award for our Tours Program reinforces our commitment to educating the community about household waste to motivate them to "reduce, reuse, recycle and dispose wisely".