Hazardous Waste

There are certain types of waste which should not to be placed in your general rubbish, recycling and green waste bins - including household hazardous waste and e-waste.

These types of waste can be disposed of at a nearby waste station.  Check the A-Z of hazardous waste below to see which sites accept household hazardous waste or e-waste.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Certain products used in the home can cause harm to the environment and personal health, therefore knowing the right way to dispose of them is very important.

HHW must not be disposed of in your green waste, recycling or general rubbish bin. 

E-Waste

E-waste items should be disposed of at a waste collection centre and items such as phones, computers and electrical goods should be sent to special facilities for recycling.  Refer to the A-Z of Hazardous Waste below for locations where you can dispose of e-waste..

 

A to Z of Hazardous Waste

  Waste Type  Disposal Points 
Acids and alkali   Brockway Transfer Station
Balcatta Recycle
Tamala Park
  
Asbestos  Tamala Park  
Car batteries   Brockway Transfer Station
Balcatta Recycle
Tamala Park
 
Car oils and fluids and car parts  Brockway Transfer Station
Balcatta Recycle
Tamala Park
 
Compact / Batten fluorescent globes  Floreat Forum 
Computers  Brockway Transfer Station 
Distress beacons  Brockway Transfer Station
Balcatta Recycle
Tamala Park
 
Dry cell batteries  Floreat Forum
IGA Wembley 
Electrical goods  Brockway Transfer Station 
Fire extinguishers (non halon)   Brockway Transfer Station
Balcatta Recycle
Tamala Park
Flammable liquids (including petrol, kerosene, methylated spirits)   Brockway Transfer Station
Balcatta Recycle
Tamala Park
 
Gas bottles Brockway Transfer Station
Balcatta Recycle
Tamala Park
Household cleaners Brockway Transfer Station
Balcatta Recycle
Tamala Park
 
Medicines   Pharmacy  
Mobile phones Phone retailers and Floreat Forum
Paint   Brockway Transfer Station
Balcatta Recycle
Tamala Park
Pesticides, fungicides, herbicides  Brockway Transfer Station
Balcatta Recycle
Tamala Park
 
Poisons   Brockway Transfer Station
Balcatta Recycle
Tamala Park
Printer cartridges  Town of Cambridge Administration Centre 
Radiator rust inhibitor, coolant/antifreeze  Brockway Transfer Station
Balcatta Recycle
Tamala Park
Signal flares  Brockway Transfer Station
Balcatta Recycle
Tamala Park
Smoke alarms   Brockway Transfer Station
Balcatta Recycle
Tamala Park

 

Please Note - a maximum of 20 litres or 20 kilograms (or combination of both) per visit applies for disposals at Tamala Park, Balcatta Recycle and Brockway Transfer Station.

 

Transporting Chemicals

There are a range of safety precautions you should take when transporting chemicals:

  • keep chemicals in their original containers;
  • ensure lids are tightly fitted;
  • place containers of liquids in a tray or plastic bucket so that they do not spill or fall;
  • pack powders and solids securely;
  • keep corrosive chemicals, such as battery acid, away from poisons;
  • keep oxidising agents, such as peroxide, away from all other materials;
  • protect taps on drums so that the tap does not break off;
  • travel with your car windows down if carrying flammable or orodous materials; and
  • double-wrap old liquid containers in plastic bag to prevent leaking.

For more information about types of waste contact us.

Last Updated: 14/01/2015