In line with our vision and mission, the MRC began work in the early 2000s on a major project to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, in support of the State Government's WAste2020 vision of "Towards Zero Waste". This has been achieved through the establishment of a Resources Recovery Facility, which is operated under contract to the MRC by BioVision 2020 Pty Ltd, based at Neerabup.
This technically sophisticated waste treatment plant will deliver a 20% reduction in the total amount of waste send to landfill each year, and create some 30,000 tonnes of compost from 100,000 tonnes of household waste.
Additional benefits of the facility are the ability to treat that waste to create new products such as market-quality compost; and, consequently, a reduced need to burn additional fossil fuels to create new products.
The Resource Recovery Facility commenced operations in July 2009. Due to equipment related problems, the facility only processed 68,500 tonnes of waste in the first year. In the second year, the facility operated at near 100% capacity and processed 97,300 tonnes.
The MRC is very comfortable with the facility and the way it is being operated by BioVision 2020 and is looking forward to the continued sound operation of the facility.
2015 Temporary Shutdown
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