Managing Waste Wisely.

About Us

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.

Our Purpose

To minimise and efficiently manage waste for Perth’s central western communities and organisations.

Our Vision

A world where waste and its impact on the environment is minimised.

Our Service Area

The Western Metropolitan Regional Council provides waste and recycling services specifically to the Towns of Claremont, Cottesloe, Cambridge, Mosman Park, Shire of Peppermint Grove and City of Subiaco.
The Western Metropolitan Regional Council specifically provides waste and recycling services to its Member and Participating Councils.

WMRC Guiding Principles

These Guiding Principles are an excerpt from the WMRC Strategic Community Plan 2019/20 to 2029/30. To view full version click here.

Our Member and Participating Councils

The Western Metropolitan Regional Council manages waste wisely for:

Our Team

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


Operations Manager - Peter Engel

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