Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) includes unwanted household products that contain chemicals or substances that can be harmful to you, your family, your pets, or the environment. Any leftover chemicals you have at home – including paints, solvents, pesticides and even cleaning products – should not be put in your household bins. These might be hazardous and should be disposed of safely.

Examples include:

  • acids and alkalis
  • aerosols
  • batteries (household)
  • engine coolants and glycols
  • fire extinguishers - non halon (red only)
  • flammables
  • flares
  • fluorescent lamps and tubes (CFLs)
  • gas cylinders (small household)
  • household chemicals (e.g. cleaners)
  • paint
  • pesticides/herbicides
  • poisons/toxins
  • pool chemicals
  • smoke detectors
  • unknown chemicals (must be in sealed, chemical resistant containers)

These items can be disposed of at the two drop-off facilities listed below, most of which can be dropped off for free.

  1. Tamala Park - 1700 Marmion Ave, Mindarie, ph. 9306 6303
  2. Balcatta Recycling Centre - 238 Balcatta Road, Balcatta, ph. 9205 8555

Asbestos Disposal

Please note - asbestos must go to Tamala Park or Red Hill. Conditions apply.

Further information can be found below.

Tamala Park Asbestos Information

Red Hill Asbestos Information

Free Drop off Day for Household Hazardous Waste

The City and WALGA are hosting a Free Drive-Through Drop Off Day for your unwanted household chemicals and hazardous materials.  

There are a number of hazardous items in your home, which must not go in your kerbside collection bins. Safely dispose of paint, pesticides, herbicides and poisons, pool chemicals, household and garden chemicals, flammable liquids, gas bottles, fluorescent tubes, household batteries and more.

Date: Saturday 22 August

Time: Between 9:00am and 1:00pm

Location: Britannia Reserve Car Park, Britannia Road, Mount Hawthorn

For more information about the event please see the Facebook event

Vincent Household Hazardous Waste drop off day 

If you have any questions, please contact our friendly customer service staff on 9273 6000. 

Recycling Stations in the City of Vincent

Do not place household batteries, fluorescent globes/CFLs, mobile phones or ink cartridges in your household bins. They can be recycled but only if disposed of correctly. You can drop these items off at:

  • City of Vincent Library, 99 Loftus Street
  • Beatty Park, 220 Vincent Street (no mobile phones)
  • Hawaiian's Mezz Shopping Centre, 148 Scarborough Beach Road (no mobile phones)
  • North Perth Plaza Shopping Centre, 391 Fitzgerald Street (no mobile phones) 
  • Tyne Square Shopping Centre, 12 Lindsay Street

Battery Recycling

The "Household Battery Recycling Programme" is a metropolitan-wide dry cell battery collection and recycling programme, and is the first of its kind in Australia. Batteries are collected from various locations around Perth, including the City of Vincent, and then transported to a recycling facility (Auszinc) in New South Wales. Here, battery components and metals are separated, melted and recycled into new products such as street lights, new batteries, car parts and steel frames for houses.

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones contain cadmium and lead which can leach harmful elements into the environment if sent directly to landfill. Valuable resources such as gold, silver and copper can be extracted and recycled, along with plastic which is turned into fence posts. Have a look around your home or office and bring in your old mobile phones and accessories for recycling at the City of Vincent drop off locations.

Ink Cartridges

As a first step it is recommended you reuse your ink cartridges by refilling when required.

'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' collection locations accept any brand of:

  • empty laser and ink cartridges
  • toner bottles and containers
  • fuser and drum kits
  • fax rolls

All items are taken to 'Close the Loop' in Melbourne for recycling. Ink is recycled and reused in low grade printing jobs, and clean plastics and metals are extracted and recycled into various new products. Left over materials and contaminated plastics are recycled into eWood - a timber replacement product which is made up of 90% recycled products and is 100% Australian.

Useful Resources

What is Household Hazardous Waste

Asbestos Guide for Householders

Need more info? Please contact our Waste & Recycling Team on 9273 6543 or email