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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 2023.

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 per material type). NO commercial materials will be accepted.

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.)
  • Alkalis
  • Batteries (household only)
  • Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and Fluorescent tubes
  • Cyanides
  • Engine coolants and glycols
  • Fire extinguishers - non-halon (red)
  • Flammable liquids (e.g. hydrocarbons and fuels)
  • Flammable solids
  • Flares
  • 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
  • Paint
  • PCB materials
  • Pesticides (including Schedule X pesticides)
  • Solvents  
  • Toxics

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
  • Tyres
  • Pharmaceuticals and sharps
  • Asbestos
  • 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
FacilityManaged ByLocationHours of Operation Contact


Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility

City of Armadale 

145 Hopkinson Road Hilbert (entry from roundabout at Gloaming Way)

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) 9399 3935

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) 9205 8555

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) 9411 3444

West Metro Recycling Centre

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)

9384 2544
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) 9528 8550
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) 9306 6303
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) 9842 1916
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) 9797 2404
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) 9923 3188
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) 9550 4700
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) 9574 2661

For the Guidelines for the Design and Operation of Facilities for the Acceptance and Storage of Household Hazardous Waste, click here 


For more information on the Household Hazardous Waste Program, contact the MWAC Project Coordinator at or phone WALGA on (08) 9213 2000.

The WALGA Preferred Supplier for Household Hazardous Waste transport and recycling/disposal services is Toxfree. For more information about Toxfree visit