EMRC Services

The EMRC provides services in waste management, resource recovery, environmental management and regional development. Working with our member Councils, industry, government agencies and other stakeholders, the EMRC is a model of successful collaboration that delivers tangible benefits to the region.

CEO's Office

The CEO's Office undertakes council support and governance, human resources, organisational development and strategic planning for the organisation.

Business Support

Business Support provides administration, information services, financial management, communications, risk management, records management and procurement support to the organisation. It is also tasked with ensuring that EMRC operations are in compliance with the relevant statutory obligations.


Operations covers the Red Hill Waste Management Facility and Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park, as well as the Baywaste Community Recycling Centre operated on behalf of the City of Bayswater and the Coppin Road and Mathieson Road Community Recycling Centres operated on behalf of the Shire of Mundaring. The business unit undertakes initiatives and activities to aid diversion of waste from landfill to more environmentally sustainable solutions, including composting and mulch processing of greenwaste, timber and mattress recycling and providing advice on contaminated sites.


The Projects business unit develops and implements resource recovery solutions to maximise the social, environmental and economic benefits to Perth's Eastern Region and minimise the amount of waste being directed to landfill.


Sustainability consists of two teams responsible for Natural Environment and Urban Environment.

The Natural Environment team provides a range of services and projects that focus on best practice land management and improving air and water quality across Perth's Eastern Region, as well as enhancing and protecting local biodiversity. Another key function is the provision of waste and sustainability education, aimed at reducing waste and minimising the amount of energy and water that is consumed across the region. These objectives are achieved through the development of strong partnerships and effective working relationships with member Councils and other stakeholders, including volunteer community groups.

The core focus of the Urban Environment team is to work with EMRC's member Councils and regional stakeholders to stimulate economic development in Perth's Eastern Region. Key strategies and actions seek to create economic growth and employment opportunities; increase investment for infrastructure; plan and advocate for alternative modes of transport, such as cycling, walking and public transport; and facilitate regional cultural and recreational activities.

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