Everyone can be part of the Kwinana Energy Recovery journey, improving recycling and waste management habits and practices together.

Kwinana Energy Recovery (KER) is committed to helping educate everyone in the community about waste management and renewable power. This will include hosting open days, as well as running tours for local schools, universities and community groups. Tours will take visitors through a specially set up education area and into the facility where they will be able to view key elements of Kwinana Energy Recovery’s operations.

KER will support the community education program of Local Governments who are supplying waste and inform people, households and business about their important role in the lifecycle of products they consume. Everyone can have a positive impact on the environment through reduce, reuse, recycle, recovery of energy and other resources.

Independent studies have shown that communities with energy recovery facilities tend to recycle more than communities without one. Kwinana Energy Recovery can play an important role in improving waste management practices as a whole.


Kwinana Energy Recovery wants to help change the way society views waste and to use better waste management practices to improve the environment.

Kwinana Energy Recovery will divert 460,000 tonnes of household, commercial and industrial non-recyclable waste from Western Australian landfill each year, equivalent to one quarter of Perth’s post-recycling rubbish.

In accordance with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) guidelines for bioenergy projects, a life cycle assessment (LCA) has been performed on the energy recovery project by leading international engineering consultancy, Ramboll.

The ARENA guidelines show that Kwinana Energy Recovery will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the Perth metropolitan area by the equivalent of 460,000 tonnes CO2 per annum. That’s the equivalent of taking 85,000 cars off the road every year.

The energy recovery facility itself will produce minimal emissions from its site operations and the transport of consumables and by-products. It will also replace the use of coal to create the equivalent of 38MW per annum of electricity generation.

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