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:

  • solvents and household cleaners
  • paints and thinners
  • pesticides and herbicides
  • poisons
  • aerosols
  • pool chemicals
  • motor oils, fuels and fluids
  • acids and alkalis
  • car batteries
  • household batteries
  • hobby chemicals such as photographic chemicals
  • gas bottles
  • fire extinguishers
  • fluorescent lamps
  • light globes
  • smoke alarms

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

* Please note * Due to the current situation surrounding the spread of COVID-19, services at the Balcatta Recycling Station and Tamala Park may have changed. Please call ahead to ensure your materials can and will be accepted prior to arrival. 
  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

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) 

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