Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park

Resource recovery parks are designed to receive, process, separate and repair a community's discarded materials, with the goal of selling them to markets and the community. Resource recovery parks demonstrate sustainability in waste management and there are many examples of successful resource recovery parks across Australia and the world.

Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park is home to Western Australia's first mattress and timber waste recycling operations. The purpose of the park is to recover resources from some waste streams thus diverting waste from landfill and providing an opportunity to re-use materials. The Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park at is part of the EMRC's Resource Recovery Project, an integrated plan for sustainable waste management in the region.

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Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park Contact Table
Location 77 Lakes Road, Hazelmere WA
Telephone (08) 9274 7807
Operating Hours Monday to Friday, 7.00am - 3.00pm
Public holiday's: Please note that the facility will be closed from 3:00pm Friday 22 December 2017 until Tuesday 2 January 2018.

Timber Recycling

The EMRC's current timber recycling activities involve processing untreated waste wood (such as pallets, packaging and crates, off-cuts and cable reels) into woodchip fines and woodchip. The woodchip fines and woodchip are sold as an end product to established markets in the broiler grower and livestock industries, whilst the woodchip remains as residual waste for which there are currently limited markets (landscaping and animal bedding).

Timber processing and mattress processing at Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park in 2016/2017 included:

  • 13,300 tonnes of wood waste was received during the year and converted into woodchip fines, woodchip and coloured woodchip;
  • 16,010 tonnes of woodchip fines was supplied to the broiler growers for animal bedding;
  • 700 tonnes of woodchip fines was supplied to WA Meat and Livestock for animal bedding;
  • 450 tonnes of coloured woodchip was supplied to landscapers;
  • 7,924 mattresses were received and processed on site.

Current Developments

As part of the overall Resource Recovery Project, planned expenditure for the Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park is estimated at around $25 million over a five-year period from 2015-2020. The concept plan for the park includes:

Commercial and Industrial Waste Sorting Facility

The Commercial and Industrial Waste Sorting Facility recovers resources from commercial and industrial waste streams, thus diverting waste from landfill whilst also providing an opportunity to re-use materials. The diversion goal for the facility is to recover 50-55% of material presented to the facility. At full capacity the facility will process in the order of 50,000 tonnes of material per annum meaning a diversion of around 25,000 tonnes of material from landfill.

A total of six team members will be initially employed directly at the plant. This will include a supervisor / spotter, excavator operator and four pickers. The EMRC has worked with long term partner Edge Employment Solutions to employ three team members with disability as pickers. At full operation up to 25 team members may be employed over two shifts with the potential for around half of these positions to be filled by people with disability.

The Commercial and Industrial Waste Sorting Facility is supported by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account.

What we can accept - Commercial and Industrial Waste Sorting Facility
Fees and Charges - Commercial and Industrial Waste Sorting Facility

Wood Waste to Energy Plant


The EMRC has recycled timber at Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park since 2009. Untreated waste wood (such as pallets, packaging and crates, off-cuts and cable reels) is processed into woodfines and woodchip. The woodfines are sold as an end product to established markets, whilst the woodchip has limited markets.

The Wood Waste to Energy Plant  will convert  woodchip destined for landfill to renewable electricity and bio-char. The electricity generated will be used as a power source for the onsite facilities and excess electricity will be exported  to a third party via a dedicated power cable.

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