EMRC's Waste Management Services directorate operates the Red Hill Waste Management Facility, the Hazelmere Recycling Centre, and transfer stations in Chidlow, Mundaring and Wooroloo; on behalf of its six member Councils. EMRC provides initiatives and activities to aid diversion of waste from landfill to more environmentally sustainable solutions. These undertakings include composting and mulch processing of greenwaste and timber and mattress recycling.
EMRC's Resource Recovery team aims to develop and implement resource recovery solutions that maximise the social, environmental and economic benefits to Perth's Eastern Region and minimise the amount of waste being directed to landfill. This is complemented by the development and implementation of waste education schemes and initiatives.
The core focus of the Regional Development team is to work with EMRC's six member Councils and regional stakeholders to stimulate economic development in Perth's Eastern Region; create sustainable economic growth and employment opportunities; maintain an economic profile; increase investment and infrastructure upgrades; plan and advocate for alternative modes of transport such as cycling, walking, and public transport, as well as securing funding for efficient transport infrastructure; increase community participation in the arts, culture and recreation; and improve the growth of tourism in Perth's Eastern Region.
The Environmental Services team provides a range of services and projects that focus on best practice land management, improving air and water quality across the region, as well as enhancing and protecting local biodiversity. Another key element is the provision of sustainability education that seeks to reduce the amount of energy and water that is consumed across the region. These objectives are achieved by developing strong partnerships and building effective working relationships with member Councils and other stakeholders, in particular community groups.
The Corporate Services directorate provides administration support, human resource, information technology, financial management, marketing and communications, risk management and Council support and governance services to the organisation. It also ensures that EMRC operations comply with the relevant statutory requirements.
Each year, EMRC diverts thousands of tonnes of valuable resources from landfill and processes them into a range of reusable products. Our ever expanding product range is processed under quality control systems and because they are made from recycled products, they are less expensive than alternatives.