Household Hazardous Waste 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 Avenue, Mindarie, phone: 9306 6303
  2. Balcatta Recycling Centre - 238 Balcatta Road, Balcatta, phone: 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

Recycling Station Mezz

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 (no fluro tubes)
  • Beatty Park, 220 Vincent Street (no mobile phones)
  • Hawaiian's Mezz Shopping Centre, 148 Scarborough Beach Road (mobile phones and batteries at Woolworths Recycling Unit)
  • North Perth Plaza Shopping Centre, 391 Fitzgerald Street (no mobile phones) 
  • Woolworths Highgate, 80 Bulwer Street (mobile phones and batteries at Woolworths Recycling Unit)

Battery Recycling

The Household Battery Recycling Program is a metropolitan-wide dry cell battery collection and recycling program, 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 and Woolworths 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 per cent recycled products and is 100 per cent Australian.


What is Household Hazardous Waste

Asbestos Guide for Householders

Need more information? Please contact our Waste and Recycling team on 9273 6000 or email