The Western Metropolitan Regional Council (WMRC) is a local government organisation formed in 1989 to provide specialist waste management services for its five Member Councils. These include waste transfer, community waste treatment and recycling, and waste education and promotion services.
WMRC operates on a ‘shared services’ model, efficiently providing collective services across Perth’s central western suburbs that would be impractical or unaffordable for our individual members to do for themselves. This shared service model is ideal for our membership who have relatively small populations averaging less than 10,000 per council.
Under its new Strategic Community Plan, the WMRC today actively seeks to provide services across the whole of Perth’s west central metropolitan area. In so doing we aim to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of waste management for residents, institutions, business and government throughout the region.
To minimise and efficiently manage waste for Perth’s central western communities and organisations.
A world where waste and its impact on the environment is minimised.
Our Service Area
WMRC Guiding Principles
Our Member and Participating Councils
The Western Metropolitan Regional Council manages waste wisely for:
- Town of Mosman Park
- Town of Cottesloe
- Town of Claremont
- City of Subiaco
- Shire of Peppermint Grove
- Town of Cambridge – participating Council
The WMRC and its staff continue to be committed to promoting good waste practices in the community, in line with the waste hierarchy of Avoid, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Dispose.
Chief Executive Officer
The WMRC is led by Chief Executive Officer, Stefan Frodsham and Senior Management Team in the areas of Operations, Communications & Education and Finance & Governance.
Stefan Frodsham, Chief Executive Officer
The WMRC operates the West Metro Recycling Centre in Shenton Park, which received around 31,000 tonnes of waste and recyclables in 2017-18 from councils, commercial customers and residents. We improve the efficiency of household waste transport by consolidating loads for transport to distant sites.
Peter Engel – Manager Operations
Communications and Education
The Communications and Education team has continued to focus activities towards making good waste practices normal in the western suburbs. This directly supporting Member Council staff on a range of projects including bin tagging and event waste minimisation. The team also provides regular workshops, webinars and courses to assist residents in minimising their household waste and recycling and disposing items correctly.
Libby Eustance, Manager-Communications & Education
Finance and Governance
The Finance and Governance Unit supports the operations of the WMRC through the provision of budgeting services, financial management and statutory reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, Fringe Benefit Tax and Goods and Services Tax reporting.
Alex Bell, Manager-Finance & Governance