Community Tour: Resource Recovery Group Canning Vale Centre

15 March 2024 : 10:00 AM - 15 March 2024 : 11:30 AM

Would you like to learn a bit more about how you can make a difference to the environment by placing your waste in the correct bin? At the Resource Recovery Group Canning Vale Centre you can come and see exactly what happens to your waste.

On the tour you will get to see:

🍎 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.

πŸ‘©β€πŸ« The Education Centre, where there are lots more resources to help you to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Tour path and footwear requirements:
The tour involves spending approximately 30 minutes of walking outdoors πŸŒž on bush paths around the site. A reasonable level of physical fitness is required.

What to wear:
Fully enclosed footwear is essential for all attendees, 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).

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.

Minimum age requirement and adult supervision:
The minimum age requirement for children is 6 years of age - 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, 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 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.

Swooping birds may be active in the area year-round. Magpies usually breed between August and October and swooping behaviours are most common during this time.

What to bring:
β€’ A mobile phone and digital copy of your ticket/s

β€’ A reusable water bottle

*We advise participants DO NOT bring heavy bags, as participants will need to carry any items they bring with them for the duration of the tour. We do not have storage facilities on site for such items.

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. This tour is open to residents living in any Western Australian council.

πŸ“… Date: Wednesday 15 March, 2024

⏰ Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

⏳ Length: Approximately 1.5hrs duration

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