Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The MRC has programs in place that facilitate the diversion of materials and items delivered to Tamala Park from the landfill. These programs are outlined below.

You can avoid disposal charges by dropping off selected or recycled materials at the Recycling Centre prior to entering the weighbridge thereby, providing a financial incentive to self-segregate recyclable materials.

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
Household items are received at the Recycling Centre where they are segregated and stored undercover for resale. The Council cannot resell electrical items (or any part thereof), due to safety constraints.


OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT
Outdoor equipment and building materials are received at the Recycling Centre where they are segregated and stored outside for resale.


USED COOKING OIL
Used household cooking oil is segregated and processed into bio-diesel which is then used as a mineral-diesel replacement for onsite plant.


HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS  WASTE
Hazardous household waste is segregated on bunded pallets and sorted. The MRC and its members are participating in a metropolitan wide household  hazardous waste disposal day scheme which provides additional temporary drop off points to Tamala Park. Oil based paints and non-saleable water based paints are separately decanted into used empty 205 litre drums ready for cost effective offsite treatment. Water based paints suitable for resale are sold in the Recycling Centre whilst all other household chemicals are stored in accordance with the Dangerous Goods Safety Regulations in the household hazardous waste store before being collected for treatment, recycling and / or disposal by specialist hazardous waste contractors (refer to Household Hazardous Waste).


USED OIL INCLUDING, MOTOR, GEAR HYDRAULIC AND WASTE DIESEL
Used oil is segregated and stored in an above-ground self bunded tank. The oil is periodically collected for treatment, recycling and / or disposal by specialist waste contractors.


USED OIL CONTAINERS
Used oil containers and oil filters are segregated and stored in a set of wheelie bins. Periodically these are collected for treatment, recycling and / or disposal by specialist waste contractors.


FERROUS METALS AND NON-FERROUS METALS
Ferrous metals and non-ferrous metals such as copper and aluminium (e.g. cans and car components) are segregated for collection by scrap metal recyclers. White goods are not offered for resale as the Council cannot resell electrical items due to safety constraints. Instead they are segregated and sold with the scrap metal after Ozone Depleting Substance (ODS) refrigeration gases are removed from refrigerators and air-conditioning units by a specialist contractor.


CAR BODIES
Car bodies have fuel and batteries removed, before being offered to FESA for training purposes. Following this they are added to the scrap ferrous metal pile.


PRINTER CARTRIDGES, CAR BATTERIES, MOBILE PHONES & FLUORESCENT LAMPS
Segregated collection points exist for printer cartridges, car batteries, mobile phones and fluorescent lamps helping keep these items that contain hazard substances from the landfill. They are collected for treatment, recycling and / or disposal by specialist waste contractors.


TYRES
Tyres are segregated and collected for recycling by a specialist contractor.


GLASS, CLOTHES & PLASTICS
Segregated facilities are in place for glass, clothes, and plastics which are then sent offsite for recycling by specialist contractors.


PAPER PRODUCTS
Paper products are segregated and compacted on site before periodic collection by a recycling contractor.


UNTREATED WOOD
Pine is not accepted for such recycling due to the possibility of encouraging the spread of the European House Borer (EHB) which has become a pest in WA. Instead, untreated pine is directed for disposal to landfill. 
We DO NOT accept CCA treated timber, either at recycling or at the transfer station. It needs to be disposed of at the Red Hill landfill.
 

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