The MRC conducts regular tours of its facilities. The tours are free and available to school groups, businesses, service organisations and individuals with a keen interest in learning more about the MRC’s operations and waste management issues generally.
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.
To find out about our tour options click here.
Tamala Park Landfill
Resource Recovery Facility
Tamala Park Tip 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.
- This year tours will also be run on the last Saturday morning of the month (Feb-Nov).
- Participation in these tours is by appointment only.
What do I need?
- Tours are free of charge. However large groups (7+ people) 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 click here.
- Small groups (4 to 7 people) can be accommodated in MRC’s people mover vehicle.
- Small groups (4 people) or individuals can join a tour held on the last Saturday morning of each month.
Special personal protective equipment (PPE) is not required (but is provided if needed). However enclosed shoes are recommended.
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
Tours are available only by appointment.
To learn more about our tour options click here
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".