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Community Walking Tour: Recycling Centre
November 10 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pmFree
Join us on a FREE community walking tour of the Resource Recovery Group’s Canning Vale Centre. Go beyond the bin and see how your rubbish is recycled back into a resource.
At Resource Recovery Group’s Canning Vale Centre you can see exactly what happens to kerbside waste and recycling. On this 90 minute tour you will learn about:
🍎 The FOGO Processing Facility, where FOGO (food organics, garden organics) material is pre-processed to remove contamination.
🌳 The Green Waste Facility, where garden waste is received.
♻️ The Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), where recyclables are separated, baled and sold for reuse.
👩🏫 The Education Centre, where there are more resources to help you to reduce, reuse and recycle.
🚌 Bus transport provided departing from City of Wanneroo and Leederville Train Station, to be selected during the booking process. Please read the essential requirements below before booking.
– 8.30am Bus departs City of Wanneroo civic building [23 Dundebar rd, Wanneroo]
– 9.30am Bus departs The Avenue Car park near Leederville Train Station [off Leederville Pde, meet behind Siena’s restaurant]
– 10.30am Tour begins at Canning Vale Centre
Tour path and footwear requirements
The tour involves spending approximately 30 minutes of walking outdoors 🌞 on bush paths around the site. A reasonable level of physical fitness is required. Some sections of the tour path may have soft edges, are inclined and have kerbs. Attendees must follow the tour guide’s instruction, stick to the path and cross roads using the marked crossings. Fully enclosed footwear 👞 is essential for all attendees. Shoes must cover the toe, heel, top and side of the foot. We strongly recommend you wear long pants👖, a hat🤠, sunscreen 🧴 and bring a water bottle 💧. All tour participants will be required to wear a high-visibility vest (provided by Canning Vale Centre staff).
Stairs – The tour path includes two separate staircases of approximately 40 STAIRS each. Attendees are asked to use the handrails while ascending and descending the stairs. Platforms are located approximately every ten stairs. (Alternative options may be available – please contact the Waste Education Officer to discuss any concerns).
Minimum age requirement and adult supervision
The minimum age requirement for children is 6 years and older. They must be registered for their own ticket and be accompanied by a supervising adult. Children under the age of 6 years old are not permitted.
Plants, animal activity and allergies
🐍 Snakes – Please note, in spring and summer, snakes begin to emerge to bask in the sun and there may be an increase in sightings around the facility. If you see a snake, please notify the tour guide immediately. In the unlikely event of a situation, your tour guide is trained in first aid should an emergency arise.
🌸🐝 Bees, insects and plants – Bees and other insects may be active on site, as well as flowering plants year-round. Visitors that have any allergies such as bee stings must bring and carry an Epipen with them.
Health and hygiene
All visitors are required to follow good hygiene practices. As this is a waste processing facility, visitors should wash their hands and/or use the hand sanitiser available on site, before/after going to the toilet or handling food or drink. Attendees should not touch anything, including tree, plants, or any items you see on the ground. If you have any flu-like symptoms or are unwell, we ask that you do not attend the tour.
🚭 No Smoking
Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, is not permitted at the Canning Vale Centre.
Bookings are essential for all attendees. Attendees must wear fully enclosed footwear 👞 to participate.