Many common products in your house may be harmful to the natural environment if disposed of incorrectly. Hazardous waste includes products that contain paint, chemicals, flammable constituents or toxic substances such as bleaches, brake fluid, engine coolant, aerosol cans, pesticides, cleaning products and pool chemicals or chlorine.

These products cannot be disposed of in your regular rubbish collection - in some cases it is illegal to do so. This helps to safeguard our environment and waterways, as well as residents health.   

Information on where to dispose certain categories of household hazardous waste can be found below. Alternative Recycle Right has in-depth information for residents. 

Recycling Hubs

Recycling hubs have been placed at the City's Libraries or the City of Gosnells Civic Centre. You can to drop-off household hazardous waste (HHW) that must not go in household bins but can be recycled. This creates a safer method to recover resources to be turned into new goods.

You can drop off items such as aerosol cans, mobile phones and chargers, printer cartridges and light globes.

Recycling Hub Library

Household batteries 

Dry-cell batteries are the most common form of hazardous waste disposed of by Australian households, with 97% ending up in landfill. When batteries are sent to landfill, their casings disintegrate and the metals and chemicals used within the battery can leach into the surrounding environment. Preventing the batteries from going directly into landfill by participating in the battery recycling program will remove this risk.

Most major retailers now have battery recycling facilities in-store - including Batteryworld, Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, K-Mart, Officeworks and Bunnings.

Click here to find your nearest B-cycle drop off point.

Car batteries 

Car batteries are also considered to be household hazardous waste. 

A list of locations for drop-off can be found on the Recycle Right website, using the "Find My Nearest" tool.

Most locations of Super Cheap Auto, Battery World and Repco accept car batteries for recycling. 

Light bulbs and Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)

Light bulbs and Compact Fluorescent Lamps and Tubes (CFLs) contain small amounts of toxic mercury which must not be disposed of in the general household waste and recycling bins.

CFLs can be safely recycled and those from residential properties can be disposed of at the City’s Operations Centre, 2 Canning Park Avenue, Maddington.
Other locations can be found on the Recycle Right website, using the "Find My Nearest" tool.

X-Ray recycling

 X-ray films contain a small amount of silver and it is important they are disposed of correctly. X-Rays can be safely recycled and those from residential properties can be disposed of at the City's Operations Centre - 2 Canning Park Avenue, Maddington. 

Other locations can be found on the Recycle Right website, using the "Find My Nearest" tool.

E-waste recycling

E-waste is any electronic equipment including personal computers, mobile phones, printers, keyboards, televisions and associated cabling. These items contain materials that can be recovered and recycled for reuse.

E-waste can be included in your general junk verge collection or disposed at Officeworks or the nearby Canning Waste Transfer Station or Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facilities.