Household Hazardous Waste
What is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)?
- Pesticides & Herbicides
- Pool & garden chemicals
- Cleaning Chemicals
- Household Acids and Alkalis
- Flammable Liquids
- Engine Coolant
- Brake and Transmission Fluid
- Batteries (including car batteries)
- Gas Bottles
- Compact Fluorescent Lamps and Fluorescent Tubes
- Fire Extinguishers
- Smoke Detectors
Correct disposal of Gas Bottles
Maximum quantities of the above items accepted for FREE at Tamala Park's Recycling Centre per day: 20 litres or 20kg
You can bring e-waste (no limits apply) as well including:
- Old computers and printers
- Mp3 players
- Mobile phones
- CD and DVD players/recorders
Household hazardous waste (HHW) products are those products that have the potential to harm people and the environment, and should not be disposed of in your normal household wheelie or recycling bin. The safe disposal of household hazardous waste is also important in preserving our waterways and soil and air quality.
The need to keep potentially hazardous products out of your bins is even more important with the operation of the region’s new Resource Recovery Facility (RRF). The RRF will process the contents of household wheelie bins and convert it into compost. HHW products in your bin could affect the quality of the compost produced through this process.
Visit WALGA's Waste-Net website for further information about what you can do with your Household Hazardous Waste.
PERMANENT HHW FACILITIES
There are also permanent HHW facilities in the Perth metro area that accept domestic quantities of household hazardous waste at any time. In our region there are two facilities.
||Hours of Operation
|Tamala Park Recycling Centre
|Mindarie Regional Council
|1700 Marmion Avenue, Tamala Park
Drop off of second hand goods and recyclables now 7 days
Sales and shop access Friday to Monday (4 days only)
Public opening hours: 8.00am to 4.45pm (except Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday)
|Recycling Cente Balcatta
||City of Stirling
|238 Balcatta Road, Balcatta
|7:30am-4pm 7 days (except Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday)
Fluorescent Tubes and CFL's.
Do not place fluorescent tubes or Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL's) in your green or yellow bins. Click here to find out where you can dispose of this HHW.