Household Hazardous Waste Program
The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program provides Local Governments with funding to assist with the safe collection, storage and disposal of HHW. The Program is administered by the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) and funded by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Levy. The Program began in 2008, and is currently funded until 2016.
For more information on the Program please download the Household Hazardous Waste Program Annual Report 2014-15 here.
What Is Household Hazardous Waste?
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is household products that are no longer needed or have reached their end-of-life, which contain chemicals or substances that can be harmful to you, your children, your pets, or the environment. This may include a broad range of products that are flammable, toxic, reactive or corrosive.
How Do Local Governments Collect HHW?
Some Local Governments and Regional Councils have HHW disposal facilities at their landfills or transfer stations (see below for a list of locations and opening hours). You do not have to be a resident of the Local Government to drop off waste (any householder can use any of the facilities). All materials collected are recycled or disposed of safely.
For a copy of the HHW Program Information Flyer, click here.
What Wastes Are Accepted At The HHW Disposal Facilities?
NOTE: The disposal facilities can only accept domestic quantities of waste (max 20kg/20L).
Accepted Wastes at HHW Disposal Facilities
- Acids (NOTE: some facilities can not accept hydrofluoric acid - call to check)
- Aerosols (CFC-based, paints, lacquers, pesticides etc.)
- Batteries (household only)
- Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and Fluorescent tubes
- Engine coolants and glycols
- Fire extinguishers - non-halon (red)
- Flammable liquids (e.g. hydrocarbons and fuels)
- Flammable solids
- Gas cylinders (small household cylinders)
- General household chemicals (e.g. cleaning products)
- Heavy metal compounds
- Inorganic oxidising agents (e.g. pool chlorine)
- Smoke detectors
- Mercury (e.g. thermometers)
- Organic peroxides
- PCB materials
- Pesticides (including Schedule X pesticides)
Waste That Will NOT Be Accepted Through The HHW Program*:
Waste NOT Accepted through the HHW Program*
- Any waste from commercial, industrial, veterinary or agricultural sources
- E-waste (computers, TV's etc.)
- Used motor oil
- Pharmaceuticals and sharps
- Car batteries
- Mobile phones
- Printer cartridges
- Halon (yellow) fire extinguishers
- EPIRB's and PLB's
- Guns, ammunition or explosives
- Cooking oil
* Although these materials are not accepted through the HHW Program, please check with your local waste facility as they may accept some of these materials, separate to the HHW Program.
For information on how to dispose of the materials that are NOT accepted at the disposal facilities, click here.
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Facilities:
Householders can drop off household hazardous waste at any of the following locations:
Waste Dispoal Facilities
|Facility||Managed By||Location||Hours of Operation|| Contact|
Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility
|City of Armadale
||Hopkinson Road, Brookdale
||8:00am-4:45pm 7 days (except Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday, and closes by noon on Christmas Eve & New Years Eve)
Balcatta - Recycling Centre
|City of Stirling
||238 Balcatta Road, Balcatta
||7:30am-4:00pm 7 days (except Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday)
Canning - Waste Transfer Station
|City of Canning
||Lot 502, Ranford Road, Canning Vale
||8:00am-4:30pm 7 days a week (except closed Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday)
||1300 422 664
Henderson Waste Recovery Park
| City of Cockburn
||920 Rockingham Road, Henderson
||8:00am-4:30pm 7 days (except Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday)
JFR (Jim) McGeough Resource Recovery Facility
|Western Metropolitan Regional Council
||Cnr Lemnos Street and Brockway Road, Shenton Park
7:30am-3:45pm Mon to Fri, 10:00am-1:00pm weekends, 7:30am-1:00pm public holidays (except closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Years Day)
|Red Hill Waste Management Facility
||Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council
||1094 Toodyay Road, Red Hill
7:00am-4:00pm Mon to Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm Sat, 10am-4:00pm Sun, Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday
|9574 6235 or 9574 6447
|Rockingham - Millar Road Landfill Facility
||City of Rockingham
||Millar Road West, Baldivis
||7:30am-4:00pm 7 days (except Christmas Day and Good Friday)
|Tamala Park Waste Disposal Facility
||Mindarie Regional Council
||1700 Marmion Avenue, Mindarie
||8:00am - 4:45pm 7 days (except Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday)
|Albany - Hanrahan Road Waste Minimisation Facility
||City of Albany
||Hanrahan Road, Albany
||8:30am-4:15pm 7 days a week (except Good Friday and Christmas Day)
|Bunbury - Stanley Road Waste Management Facility
||Bunbury-Harvey Regional Council
||Stanley Road, Australind
||8:00am-5:00pm 7 days (except Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday)
|Geraldton - Meru Waste Disposal Facility
||City of Greater Geraldton
||Landfill Lane, Off Goulds Road, Narngulu
||7:30am-4:30pm 7 days (except Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday)
|Mandurah Waste Management Centre
||City of Mandurah
||80 Corsican Place, Parklands
||7:00am-4:00pm Monday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm weekends and public holidays (except Christmas Day and Good Friday)
|Toodyay - Railway Road Transfer Station
||Shire of Toodyay
||Railway Road, Toodyay
||8:00am-12:00pm 7 days (except Good Friday, Anzac Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day)
For the Guidelines for the Design and Operation of Facilities for the Acceptance and Storage of Household Hazardous Waste, click here
FREE Household Hazardous Waste Temporary Collection Days
HHW Temporary Collection Days are held at various locations across Western Australia, these events enable the public to drop off and safely dispose of any unwanted Household Hazardous Waste. All materials collected are recycled or disposed of safely. ALL ARE WELCOME at the Temporary Collection Days, not just residents of the host Local Government. Please see below for a list of scheduled HHW Temporary Collection Days.
HHW Temporary Collection Days 2015-16
There are no more Temporary Collection Day events scheduled for 2015/16
Any future dates for Temporary Collection Days will be posted on this page once confirmed.
For more information on the Household Hazardous Waste Program contact Tazra Hawkins, MWAC Project Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (08) 9213 2062.
The WALGA Preferred Supplier for Household Hazardous Waste transport and recycling/disposal services is Toxfree. For more information about Toxfree visit www.toxfree.com.au or email email@example.com