Hazardous Waste

1. Overview

Some items of rubbish should not be disposed of in your general, recycling or green waste bins.  This includes common household products that, if disposed of incorrectly, can potentially harm the environment.

Available disposal sites of personal sharps items can be found at Find A Pharmacy.

2. Household Hazardous Waste

Recycling in the Town

Recycling stations located in the Admin Building, Wembley Community Centre, Floreat Forum and Cambridge Library.

Household batteries (not lead acid), printer cartridges, light globes, fluorescents and mobile phones can be dropped off at these locations.

You can recycle your x-rays and sporting goods at the Admin Building and Cambridge Library.

Empty aerosol cans can be dropped off at the Admin Building for recycling.

Please note - hazardous waste will not be accepted from businesses or commercial sources.

Most local primary schools in the Town also have recycling stations.

Contact your child's school to find out the recycling facilities they have available.

For all other Household Hazardous Waste not listed above, please refer to West Metro Recycling Centre.


West Metro Recycling Centre (formerly Brockway Transfer Station)

You can dispose of household chemicals and other hazardous items all year round at West Metro Recycling Centre.

Domestic quantities of up to 20 litres or 20 kilograms per material type will be accepted free of charge.

Household aerosols and gas canisters can be disposed of at West Metro Recycling Centre or nearest recycling centre.

 The Town of Cambridge is a participating council with the West Metropolitan Regional Council, which means that residents have free access to the West Metro Recycling Centre.

This is the current fee schedule for the West Metro Recycling Centre.


A-Z of hazardous products accepted

  • Acids
  • Aerosols
  • Alkalis
  • Compact fluorescent lights and tubes
  • Cyanides
  • Engine coolants and glycols
  • Fire extinguishers (non-halon,red only)
  • Flammable solids
  • Flares
  • General household chemicals (eg. cleaning products)
  • Heavy metal compounds
  • Gas cylinders (small household)
  • Smoke detectors
  • Mercury (eg. thermometers)
  • Organic peroxides
  • Paint
  • PCB materials
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals (eg. chlorine)
  • Solvents
  • Unknown chemicals (must be in a sealed, chemical resistant container)

3. Tyres and Asbestos

For a fee, you can dispose of tyres and asbestos at West Metro Recycling Centre.

Visit our Asbestos page for detailed information on handling and disposal procedures.