A-Z Waste Guide

Unsure of how to correctly dispose of something?

Use the below guide to find out which items of waste can be disposed of in your residential rubbish bins and what to do with the items that can't go in your bins.

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. 

Aerosol Cans

Please drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area. 

Aerosol cans are classified as Hazardous household waste (HHW) as they can pose a risk to waste collection staff and equipment if placed in any of your kerbside bins.

Your closest Household Hazardous Waste Areas:

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Aluminium Cans

Yellow-lid Recycling Bin

Ammunition/explosives

Please contact your local police station

Animal Litter/Bedding Waste

Green-lid rubbish bin

Asbestos

Asbestos is a health risk when fibres are released into the air and breathed in. Some waste recovery centres will accept asbestos on the condition it is compliant.

Asbestos has strict disposal requirements to ensure:
1. Fibres can't escape
2. It doesn't come apart during transport and handling
3. That there are no sharp edges or corners breaking through

Please call the disposal facility you plan on using, a minimum of 24 hours prior to arriving with the asbestos, to obtain details on how to securely prepare asbestos for transport and disposal.  It must be transported and presented in bundles that can be unloaded by the customer without requiring staff assistance and without dropping. 

If you have asbestos you need to dispose of, it must be taken to your nearest Asbestos disposal site

Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303. Conditions apply.

Ash

Green-lid rubbish bin

Automotive fluids

Please drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area. 

Your closest Household Hazardous Waste Areas:

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Balloons

Green-lid rubbish bin.

Instead of using balloons for decoration, try a more environmentally sustainable option like paper flowers that can be composted

Band-Aids

Band-Aids should be placed in your green-topped bin.

Batteries (household)

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 Administration Centre, 244 Vincent Street,
  • 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)
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Batteries (vehicle)

Please drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area. 

Your closest Household Hazardous Waste Areas:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Barbecues

Household goods of any kind, such as barbecues, should never be placed in your kerbside bins.

These items are not suitable for bins and should be collected through your bulk goods service.

If still in working condition please donate these items to charity/Recycling Shop at Balcatta Recycling Centre or Tamala Park

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Beads (Bean bag/Cushion/Packing/polystyrene)

Small amounts of polystyrene/Styrofoam, including beads (bean bag/cushion/packing beads/pellets) should be placed in your general waste bin as it can’t be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin. 

Beer bottles

 Yellow-topped recycling bin, even if the glass is broken.

Lids need to be removed from bottles and jars for processing.

Bottle tops and lids larger than the size of a business card (eg. lids from jam jars) are much easier to sort, and can be placed in your yellow-lid recycling bin, provided they are separated from the bottle or container.

Plastic bottle tops smaller than the size of a business card should not be placed in recycling bins, and need to be placed in your green-lid rubbish bin. Some schools also collected them for art projects.

Steel bottle tops can be recycled via this method:

Steel bottle tops are too small to go straight in the recycling bin; they will fall through the sorting machines.  The best way to recycle them is to collect them in an empty steel can and when the can is about half full squeeze the top closed and put the can and tops in the recycling bin.  At the recycling station, magnets will pick up the steel can, with the tops inside and drop them in a collection basket ready to be melted down and reused. 

Bicycles

There are numerous charities that will accept unwanted bicycles and bike parts.

Contact the Recycling Shop at the Recycling Centre Balcatta , 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555 or  Bicycles for Humanity Bicycles can also be put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.

Blinds and Window Coverings

Bulk verge collection

Bricks

Construction and demolition waste such as bricks should never be disposed of in any of your bins.

These items can be dropped off (fees apply):

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Broken glass

All glass (except light bulbs) should go into your yellow-topped bin, even if it is broken.

If you have light bulbs/ fluorescent tubes you need to dispose of they must be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site.

Glass containers should be rinsed to remove residue where possible. Tip: you can use your left over washing up water for this.

Don't forget to remove the lids.

Bubble wrap

You can take small amounts of bubble wrap to major supermarkets such as Coles or Woolworths for recycling with your other soft plastics – look for the soft plastic collection bin at the front of the store. If you're not able to drop it off, small amounts of bubble wrap should be disposed of in your green-lid rubbish bin

Cameras

If still in working condition please donate these items to charity/Recycling Shop at Balcatta Recycling Centre or Tamala Park. 

If broken, Electronic waste (E-waste) drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area. 

Your closest Household Hazardous Waste Areas:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Candles and Candle Wax

Green-lid rubbish bin.

Cans

Please rinse and place in your yellow-lid recycling bin.

Car parts

Car parts should never be placed in any of your bins. Please contact a wrecker service in your local area.

Cardboard

Please flatten and place in your yellow-lid recycling bin. Larger quantities (household): 

  • Free drop off at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555

Carpet and underlay

Carpet and underlay should be disposed of in your bulk verge collection. 

Cartons (Milk and Juice)

Non-silver lined milk and juice cartons: Yellow-lid recycling bin.

Silver lined milk and juice cartons: Green-lid rubbish bin.

Cassette Tapes (audio and video)

If still in working condition please donate these items to charity/Recycling Shop at Balcatta Recycling Centre or Tamala Park

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

If not in usable condition: bulk verge collection. 

CDs

If still in working condition please donate these items to charity/Recycling Shop at Balcatta Recycling Centre or Tamala Park

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

If not in usable condition:

CD cases: Yellow-lid recycling bin.

CD: Green-lid rubbish bin.

Ceramic (Broken Plates, Pots)

Green-lid rubbish bin.

Chemicals (House, Garden and Pool)

Drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Christmas Tree

Christmas tree (Artificial): If still in usable condition please donate these items to charity/Recycling Shop at Balcatta Recycling Centre or Tamala Park

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

If not in usable condition: bulk verge collection.

Christmas tree (real): green waste verge collection.

Cleaning Products

Drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Clothing/Textiles

Clothing should never be placed in your green-lid rubbish bin or yellow-lid recycling bin.

Please donate these items to charity.

Cockroach bait

Drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Coffee Cubs (Disposable)

Take-away coffee cups should be placed in your green-lid rubbish bin.

Try and avoid single use disposables such as coffee cups. Some cafes even offer a discount if you bring your own cup, so why not invest in a reusable alternative. https://responsiblecafes.org/

Coffee Grounds

Green-lid rubbish bin or compost at home.

Coffee pods and capsules

Coffee pods are too small to recycle, so a drop off location is preferred.

To find your Drop-off points for Nespresso pods click here.

To find your Drop-off points for Nescafé Dolce Gusto pods click here.

Computers

E-waste like computers and accessories can be dropped off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303.

Or place at your next verge collection.

Concrete

Construction and demolition waste should never be disposed of in  any of your household rubbish or recycling bins.

These items can be dropped off (fees apply):

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303.

Cooking Oil

Compost small quantities at home or drop off (free of charge) at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Cork

Place in your green-lid rubbish bin or donate to REmida: www.remidawa.com/

Crockery/ceramics

If still in usable condition please donate these items to charity/Recycling Shop at Balcatta Recycling Centre or Tamala Park:

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555.

Dental products

Green-lid rubbish bin or find you nearest TERRACYCLE drop-off-point here: https://www.terracycle.com.au/en-AU/

Diesel and petrol

Please drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area. 

Your closest Household Hazardous Waste Areas:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Dirt and Soil

Dirt and soil, especially from construction and demolition activities should be taken to a disposal site.

Your nearest locations are (fees apply)

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Disposable Nappies

Disposable nappies should ALWAYS be placed in your green-lid rubbish bin.

Human waste seriously contaminates the yellow-lid recycling bin and can impose consequences as serious as export bans.

Disposable Razors

Green-lid rubbish bin.

Duvet

 If in usable condition please donate these items to charity/RSPCA.

If not in usable condition: Bulk verge collection.

DVD

If still in working condition please donate these items to charity/Recycling Shop at Balcatta Recycling Centre or Tamala Park

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

If not in usable condition:

DVD cases: Yellow-lid recycling bin.

DVD: Green-lid rubbish bin.

Egg cartons

Yellow-lid recycling bin.

Electric blanket

Please donate to charity. If not in usable condition, please place out at your next bulk verge collection.

Electrical appliances

If still in working condition please donate these items to charity/Recycling Shop at Balcatta Recycling Centre or Tamala Park

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

 If broken, Electronic waste (E-waste) can be dropped off (free of charge) at the Household Hazardous Waste Area  Balcatta or Tamala Park or place out at your next bulk verge collection.

Engine Oil

Drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Envelopes 

Yellow-lid recycling bin. 

Exercise equipment 

If still in working condition please donate these items to charity/Recycling Shop at Balcatta Recycling Centre or Tamala Park

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

 If broken, please place out at your next bulk verge collection.

Fencing

Fencing (asbestos): Please drop off at: Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303. Conditions apply.

Asbestos is a health risk when fibres are released into the air and breathed in.  

Asbestos must be securely wrapped and sealed in heavy duty builders plastic to ensure:
1. Fibres can't escape
2. It doesn't come apart during transport and handling
3. That there are no sharp edges or corners breaking through

Fencing: metal or wood: Bulk verge collection or Recycling Centre Balcatta/Tamala Park (fees might apply)

Fire extinguishers

Drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Flares

Drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Fluorescent tubes and globes

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 Administration Centre, 244 Vincent Street,
  • 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)
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Fly tape

Green-lid rubbish bin.

Food scraps

Green-lid rubbish bin or compost at home. More info here: https://www.vincent.wa.gov.au/residents/waste-recycling/composting.aspx

Fridges

Bulk verge collection or drop off (fees for degassing might apply):

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Furniture 

If still in working condition please donate these items to charity/Recycling Shop at Balcatta Recycling Centre or Tamala Park

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Broken furniture: Bulk verge collection.

Garden chemicals/poison

Excess garden chemicals/poison needs to be disposed of correctly at a disposal site to stop it from entering our waterways and harming the environment.

Drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Garden reticulation

Black reticulation piping (also known as 'poly pipe')- small amounts can be put into your green lid general waste bin or any amount can be recycled free of charge at CLAW Environmental- 5 Forge St, Welshpool WA 6106. 

PVC- Small cuttings can be placed into your green lid rubbish bin, however larger amounts should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection

Garden Waste

Small Items: Green-lid rubbish bin or compost at home. More info here: https://www.vincent.wa.gov.au/residents/waste-recycling/composting.aspx

Large Items: Green Waste Bulk Collection

Note: Please ensure your garden waste is free of soil prior to disposing of it into your green-lid rubbish bin or through the Green Waste Bulk Collection. 

Gas cylinders

Gas cylinders and bottles should never be placed in your kerbside bins.

They are a hazard to the truck driver and staff at the recycling facility as they can explode and cause fires.

Drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Glad Wrap

You can take clean Glad Wrap to major supermarkets such as Coles or Woolworths for recycling with your other soft plastics – look for the soft plastics collection bin at the front of the store.

If the Glad wrap is contaminated with food it should be placed in your green-lid rubbish bin.

Glass 

Place in your yellow-lid recycling bin, even if it is broken.

Glass containers should be rinsed to remove residue where possible. Tip: you can use your left over dishwashing  water for this. 

What glass cannot go into my yellow lid recycling bin?

Mirror glass- a full mirror can be donated to charity, if its broken it must be put in your general waste bin. 

Window pane glass- small amounts can be put in your yellow lid recycling bin, large amounts must be dropped off at the Balcatta Recycling Center. 

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555

What about the lids?

Lids need to be removed from bottles and jars for processing.

Plastic bottle tops and lids larger than the size of a business card (eg. lids from jam jars) are much easier to sort, and can be placed in your yellow-lid recycling bin, provided they are separated from the bottle or container.

Plastic bottle tops smaller than the size of a business card should not be placed in recycling bins, and need to be placed in your green-lid rubbish bin. Some schools also collected them for art projects.

Steel bottle tops can be recycled:

 At the recycling station, magnets will pick up the steel can, with the tops inside and drop them in a collection basket ready to be melted down and reused!

Gloves (Disposable Latex/Rubber)

Green-lid rubbish bin.

Greaseproof Paper

Green-lid rubbish bin.

Guttering

Guttering is construction and demolition waste and should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins.

These items can be dropped off (fees apply):

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Hair dye

Hair Dye should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins.

Hair dye containers, including any surplus product residue, should be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site.

Drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Heat Packs

Green-lid rubbish bin.

Hose (garden hose)

Hose of any kind should never be placed in your green or yellow-lid bins at home. Hose can wrap around the moving parts inside the facilities and cause mechanical problems, as can bed sheets and large textiles. Hose should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.

Household Hazardous Waste

Drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Inflatable Pool Toys/Mattress

Inflatable pool toys and mattresses should be collected through your bulk goods service. 

Ink cartridges

Printer cartridges should never be placed in your kerbside bins.

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 Administration Centre, 244 Vincent Street,
  • 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)
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Insecticides 

Please drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area. 

Your closest Household Hazardous Waste Areas:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Jars (glass)

All jars should go into your yellow-lid recycling bin, even if they are broken.

Jar lids should be removed from the jar and placed in the yellow-topped bin.

Juice/Milk Cartons/Bottles/Containers

Juice cartons/bottles/containers (not silver lined) should be placed in the yellow-lid recycling bin with lids removed.

Silver lined cartons and containers should be placed in your green-lid rubbish bin.

Junk Mail

Junk Mail should be placed in your yellow-lid recycling bin.

To reduce the amount of junk mail you receive, try putting a ‘NO JUNK MAIL’ sticker on your letterbox. Call 9273 6000 to get  stickers.

Kerosene 

Drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Kitty Litter

Kitty litter should always be placed in your green-lid rubbish bin to be composted.

You could wrap the kitty litter in some newspaper.

If you put kitty litter in the yellow-lid recycling bin it will seriously contaminate your recycling bin.

Laminated Paper

Green-lid rubbish bin as it is a mix of two materials.

Lawn clippings

Green-lid rubbish bin or compost at home.

Please ensure your lawn clippings are free of excess soil. 

Lawn movers

If still in working condition please donate these to a Recycling Shop at Balcatta Recycling Centre or Tamala Park

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

If not in usable condition: bulk verge collection

Lever arch files

Lever arch files should be placed in your green -topped bin. 

If still in a good condition, please donate to charity.

Lids

Lids need to be removed from bottles and jars for processing.

Bottle tops and lids larger than the size of a business card (eg. lids from jam jars) are much easier to sort, and can be placed in your yellow-lid recycling bin, provided they are separated from the bottle or container.

Plastic bottle tops smaller than the size of a business card should not be placed in recycling bins, and need to be placed in your green-lid rubbish bin. Some schools also collected them for art projects.

Steel bottle tops can be recycled via this method:

Steel bottle tops are too small to go straight in the recycling bin; they will fall through the sorting machines.  The best way to recycle them is to collect them in an empty steel can and when the can is about half full squeeze the top closed and put the can and tops in the recycling bin.  At the recycling station, magnets will pick up the steel can, with the tops inside and drop them in a collection basket ready to be melted down and reused.  

Light Globes/Fluorescent Tubes

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 Administration Centre, 244 Vincent Street,
  • 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)
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Lolly Wrappers

Green-lid rubbish bin as these are too small to get pick up by recycling sorting machines at the Material Recovery Facility.

Long Life Cartons

Silver lined long life cartons should be placed in your green-lid rubbish bin as they are made out of a mix of materials which can't be separated in a recycling process.

Lunch boxes/Tupperware

Lunch boxes that can no longer be used should be disposed of in your yellow-lid recycling bin.

Magazines and brochures

Yellow-lid recycling bin.

Magnets

Green-lid rubbish bin.

Manure/animal waste

Manure and animal droppings such as dog poo and kitty litter should be put in your green-lid rubbish bin for composting.

Mattresses

Mattresses that are in good condition with no stains should be taken to Vinnies, Salvos or Good Sammys. You can also place it out during bulk verge collection.

For a cost of $20 per mattress, we will collect and recycle your mattress. The average mattress consumes 0.75m³ of space in landfill and contains approximately 12.5kg of steel, 2kg of wood and 1.5 kg of foam. Call our Waste and Recycling team on 9273 6000 to arrange collection.

Meat trays (polystyrene/foam) 

Due to contamination of meat trays and the mixture of materials used to make them, they should be placed in your general waste bin. Consider buying your meat from a butcher where purchases are wrapped in paper or try taking your own reusable container.

Medicines 

Medicines are classed as Hazardous Household Waste and must be disposed of correctly.

Most pharmacies will take your old medicines and dispose of them through the RUM Project.

Milk Bottles/Cartons

Milk bottles and milk cartons should always be rinsed and placed in your yellow-lid recycling bin, with the lid off.

Mirrors

Mirrors in good condition should be donated to charity. If not in good condition, they can be placed on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.

Mobile Phones

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 Administration Centre, 244 Vincent Street,
  • City of Vincent Library, 99 Loftus Street

Mobile Phone Chargers

Do not place household batteries, fluorescent globes/CFLs, mobile phones/cargers 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 Administration Centre, 244 Vincent Street,
  • City of Vincent Library, 99 Loftus Street

Motor Oil 

Please drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area. 

Your closest Household Hazardous Waste Areas:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Nail polish 

Nail polish should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins. Nail polish containers, including any surplus product residue, should be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site. 

Your closest Household Hazardous Waste Areas:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Nappies (disposable)

Disposable nappies should always be placed in your green-lid rubbish waste bin. Human waste seriously contaminates the yellow-lid recycling bin and can impose consequences as serious as export bans

Needles

Needles, syringes and sharps are classed as medical waste and should never be placed in your kerbside bins. Medical waste must be destroyed to prevent risk of infection from pathogens. Needles and syringes can be safely disposed of by returning to a needle and syringe exchange program, placing in a special needle and syringe disposal unit provided by some local governments or businesses, or arranging for a waste disposal company to assist in the disposal of large quantities of needles and syringes.

To find your nearest drop off facility visit www.safesharps.org.au

Newspaper

Please place in your yellow-lid recycling bin.

If you have your newspaper delivered you can take the plastic film it comes wrapped in to major supermarkets such as Coles or Woolworths for recycling with your other soft plastics – look for the Redcycle collection bin at the front of the store.

Please do not place unwrapped newspapers in your recycling bin. 

Oil (cooking)

Small amounts can be composted at home or placed in your green-lid rubbish bin if it is mixed/absorbed with paper towel and food waste. Large amounts of Cooking oil should be treated as Hazardous Household Waste and can be dropped off at Tamala Park

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Oil (Motor) 

Your mechanic will remove and dispose when changing your car's engine oil. Motor oil must be taken to a disposal facility. 

Your closest Household Hazardous Waste Areas:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Packaging Pellets

Polystyrene/Styrofoam, including beads (bean bag/cushion/packing beads/pellets) should not be placed in your green or yellow topped bin as it can’t be recycled through your kerbside bins.

However, polystyrene is recyclable if dropped off at CLAW Environmental- 5 Forge Street, Welshpool.

All waste must have tape and stickers removed and will be recycled at no cost. For further information call 9333 4888 or visit the CLAW website at www.clawenvironmental.com.

Padded Post Packs

You can take your padded post packs to major supermarkets such as Coles or Woolworths for recycling with your other soft plastics – look for the Redcycle collection bin at the front of the store.

Paint and solvents

Paint is Household Hazardous Waste and needs to be taken to a disposal site. Empty paint containers should be disposed of at your nearest HHW disposal site:

Drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Pallets

Pallets cannot be placed on verge for council junk verge collection. There are several companies that will buy used pallets, otherwise consider returning them.

Paper

Yellow-lid recycling bin.

Paper (shredded)

Compost at home or place in your green-lid rubbish bin.

Paper Towels

Paper towels and napkins should be placed in your green-lid rubbish bin for composting.

Paper Towel Rolls

Yellow-lid recycling bin.

Pens/biros/textas/pencils

Green-lid rubbish bin.

Pest control products

Drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Pesticides

Drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Petrol and Diesel

Drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Photographs

Green-lid rubbish bin.

Picture frames

Usable condition: Donate to charity

Broken: Green-lid rubbish bin.

Pillows

Old pillows should be placed in your green-topped bin or donated to animal shelters such as the RSPCA.

Pipes

Black reticulation piping (also known as 'poly pipe')- small amounts can be put into your green lid general waste bin or any amount can be recycled free of charge at CLAW Environmental- 5 Forge St, Welshpool WA 6106. 

PVC- Small cuttings can be placed into your green lid rubbish bin, however larger amounts should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection

Pizza boxes

Pizza boxes, like any cardboard if clean your yellow-lid recycling bin.

Pizza boxes that are oily and soiled should be placed into your green-lid rubbish bin.

Plastic bags

Plastic bags, cling wrap, bubble wrap, lolly wrappers, chip packets, cereal bags and other soft, scrunchable plastics get mixed up with bales of paper and cardboard at the recycling facilities, making them hard to sell. Please take all soft plastics to REDcycle bins in major supermarkets. These will be recycled into park equipment, bollards and other items. You can help by purchasing less soft plastic, choosing items with minimal packaging, using reusable bags and contacting producers to request that they minimise unnecessary packaging. Visit www.redcycle.net.au for more details.

Plastic containers 

Yellow-lid recycling bin, clean and lids removed.

Poisons

Drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Polystyrene 

Polystyrene is light and bulky, making it uneconomical to transport overseas for recycling and can’t be placed in your yellow-lid recycling bin.

Polystyrene/Styrofoam, including beads (bean bag/cushion/packing beads/pellets) should not be placed in your green or yellow-lid bin as it can’t be recycled through your kerbside bins.

However, polystyrene is recyclable if dropped off at CLAW Environmental- 5 Forge Street, Welshpool.

All waste must have tape and stickers removed and will be recycled at no cost. For further information call 9333 4888 or visit the CLAW website at www.clawenvironmental.com

You can also drop off Polystyrene EPS, (used for packaging in boxes for example) at the Recycling Centre Balcatta and Tamala Park for free as these facilities can compact the material which makes it easier to recycle.

Pottery

Pottery should be placed in your green-lid rubbish bin.Pottery is made of clay which breaks down in the composting process.

Prams and Strollers

Prams and strollers in good condition can be taken to your nearest charity shop.

Household goods of any kind, such as prams and strollers, should never be placed in your green-lid or yellow-lid bin.

Household goods should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection

Printer Cartridges

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 Administration Centre, 244 Vincent Street,
  • 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)
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

If your workplace or business has large quantities of printer cartridges to recycle, visit BusinessRecycling.com.au to find suitable collection or pick up service options.

We do not have any waste items in this section. If there is a particular item of waste that is not covered in the guide, please give our waste team a call on 9273 6000 or email mail@vincent.wa.gov.au.

Radios

E-waste like radios and accessories can be dropped of (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Or place out at your next bulk verge collection.

Rags

Rags (not dirty with oil) should be disposed of in your bulk verge collection. 

Rags which have been contaminated with oils or chemicals should be left out to dry in the sun, allowing contaminants to dry out. Once dry these rags can be stored safely until a bulk verge collection occurs

Razors

Green-lid rubbish bin.

Refrigerators and freezers

Bulk verge collection or drop off (fees for degassing might apply):

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Reticulation pipes

Black reticulation piping (also known as 'poly pipe')- small amounts can be put into your green lid general waste bin or any amount can be recycled free of charge at CLAW Environmental- 5 Forge St, Welshpool WA 6106. 

PVC- Small cuttings can be placed into your green lid rubbish bin, however larger amounts should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection

Rope

Rope should never be placed in your yellow or your green-lid bin. Rope can wrap around moving parts of the facilities and cause problems. Rope should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.

Rugs

Donate to charity or stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.

Sanitary products

Sanitary products should be disposed of in your green-lid rubbish bin.

You should never flush sanitary products down the toilet.

Sauce Bottles 

Sauce bottles should be rinsed and placed in your yellow-lid recycling bin with the lid removed.

Scanners

E-waste like scanners and accessories can be dropped of (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Or place out at your next bulk verge collection.

Scrap metal (sheeting/wire)

Take to a recycling facility or place out at your next bulk waste verge collection.

Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555

Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Shoes

Usable condition: Donate to charity

Not in usable condition: green-lid rubbish bin.

Smoke Alarms

Please drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area. 

Your closest Household Hazardous Waste Areas:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Soap

Green-lid rubbish bin.

Soft Drink Cans

Soft drink cans are made of aluminium and should be empty and placed in your yellow-lid recycling bin.

Soil/Sand

Dirt and soil, especially from construction and demolition activities should be taken to a disposal site (fees might apply):

Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555

Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Spectacles

Please donate to charity or take back to your optometrist.

Steel cans

Steel cans should be rinsed and placed in your yellow-lid recycling bin.

Styrofoam 

Styrofoam/Polystyrene is light and bulky, making it uneconomical to transport overseas for recycling and can’t be placed in your yellow-lid recycling bin.

Polystyrene/Styrofoam, including beads (bean bag/cushion/packing beads/pellets) should not be placed in your green or yellow-lid bin as it can’t be recycled through your kerbside bins.

However, polystyrene is recyclable if dropped off at CLAW Environmental- 5 Forge Street, Welshpool.

All waste must have tape and stickers removed and will be recycled at no cost. For further information call 9333 4888 or visit the CLAW website at www.clawenvironmental.com

You can also drop off Polystyrene EPS, (used for packaging in boxes for example) at the Recycling Centre Balcatta and Tamala Park for free as these facilities can compact the material which makes it easier to recycle.

Syringes

Needles, syringes and sharps are classed as medical waste and should never be placed in your kerbside bins. Medical waste must be destroyed to prevent risk of infection from pathogens. Needles and syringes can be safely disposed of by returning to a needle and syringe exchange program, placing in a special needle and syringe disposal unit provided by some local governments or businesses, or arranging for a waste disposal company to assist in the disposal of large quantities of needles and syringes.

To find your nearest drop off facility visit www.safesharps.org.au

Take Away food container 

Clean takeaway plastic food containers can be recovered for recycling and should be placed in your yellow-lid bin, but only if clean.

Tampons

Tampons should be disposed of in your green-lid rubbish bin.

You should never flush Tampons down the toilet.

Tea bags

Green-lid rubbish bin or compost at home.

Televisions

E-waste like Televisions and accessories can be dropped of (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Or place out at your next bulk verge collection.

Terracota Pots

Terracotta tiles and pots should be placed in your green-lid rubbish bin as they will break down in the composting process.

Tetrapaks

Silver lined: Green-lid rubbish bin.

Non-silver lined: Place clean and empty into yellow-top recycling bin.

Thermometers (mercury)

Drop of (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Tiles

Tiles are classed as construction and demolition waste. You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/cd-disposal.html to locate your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Timber

Treated: Treated timber is construction and demolition waste. Construction and demolition waste should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins. You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/cd-disposal.html to locate your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Untreated timber: put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.

Tissues

Green-lid rubbish bin.

Toasters

Electrical appliances should never be placed in your kerbside bins. Electrical appliances that still work can be taken to some charity shops that tag appliances before they sell them.

If the appliance no longer works it should be stored safely at home and put out on the kerb at the time of your bulk junk collection. 

You can also drop these items off for free at:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Toilet paper rolls/kitchen roll (inner)

Yellow-lid recycling bin.

Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes should be placed in your green-lid rubbish bin.

To find information on how you can recycle your toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes, visit www.terracycle.com.au.

Toothpaste tubes

Green-lid rubbish bin.

To find information on how you can recycle your toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes, visit www.terracycle.com.au.

Toys

Usable condition: Toys that can still be used should be donated to your local charity shop or kindergarten. 

Unusable condition: Broken toys should be placed into the green-lid rubbish bin, or stored at home and put on the verge at the time of your bulk verge collection. 

Tyres

Tyres should never be placed in your kerbside bins.

Please take to (fees apply):

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

USBs

E-waste likeUSBs and other accessories can be dropped of (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Vacuum Cleaner Dust

Green-lid rubbish bin.

Video Player

E-waste like video players and accessories can be dropped of (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Or place out at your next bulk verge collection.

Video Tapes

Donate to charity/Recycling shop (Balcatta or Tamala Park) or  put on the verge at the time of your bulk verge collection.

Vinyl (C&D) - (Kitchen tiles etc)

Vinyl is Construction and Demolition Waste. You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to find your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Water Bottles

Water Bottles should be placed in your yellow-lid recycling bin with lids removed.

Try and avoid single use disposables such as water bottles - invest in a reusable alternative.

Waxed Paper and Cardboard

Yellow-lid recycling bin.

Weeds

Weeds should be placed in your green-lid rubbish bin to be composted.

Any seeds in the weeds will be destroyed during the composting process.

Wheelchairs

Donate to charity or place on the verge on your next bulk verge collection.

White goods

Bulk verge collection or drop off:

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Wine bladders

Green-lid rubbish bin.

Wine Bottles

Yellow-lid recycling bin with lids removed.

Wood (gardening/pruning)

Small pieces of untreated wood and garden prunings should be placed in your green-lid rubbish bin to be composted. Bigger items should be placed on the verge during green waste verge collection.

Wrapping Paper

Yellow-lid recycling bin.

X-rays

X-rays contain a small amount of silver and it is important they are disposed of correctly so thanks for not putting them in your bins!

Please drop off (free of charge) at a Household Hazardous Waste Area. 

Your closest Household Hazardous Waste Areas:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road. Open 7 days a week. www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555
  • Household Hazardous Waste Area at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue, open 7 days a week. www.mrc.wa.gov.au or call 9306 6303

Yogurt containers

Yogurt containers should be rinsed and placed in your yellow-topped bin.

Yogurt pouches

Green-lid rubbish bin.

We do not have any waste items in this section. If there is a particular item of waste that is not covered in the guide, please give our waste team a call on 9273 6000 or email mail@vincent.wa.gov.au.