Household Hazardous Waste

What is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)? 


  • Aerosols
  • Batteries (including car batteries)
  • Brake and Transmission Fluid
  • Cleaning Chemicals
  • Compact Fluorescent Lamps and Fluorescent Tubes
  • Engine Coolant
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Flares 
  • Gas Bottles
  • Household Acids and Alkalis
  • Paints
  • Pesticides & Herbicides
  • Poisons
  • Pool & garden chemicals
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Thinners/Solvents


Maximum quantities of the above items accepted for FREE at Tamala Park's Recycling Centre per day:  20 litres or 20kg.  Containers MUST be labelled and sealed (preferably with a tight fitting lid)

For more information about the Household Hazardous Waste program click here (pdf 1.2mb)

Household hazardous waste (HHW) products are those products that have the potential to harm people and the environment, and should not be disposed of in your normal household wheelie or recycling bin. The safe disposal of household hazardous waste is also important in preserving our waterways and soil and air quality.

The need to keep potentially hazardous products out of your bins is even more important with the operation of the region’s new Resource Recovery Facility (RRF). The RRF will process the contents of household wheelie bins and convert it into compost. HHW products in your bin could affect the quality of the compost produced through this process.

Click here to visit WALGA's Waste-Net website for further information about what you can do with your Household Hazardous Waste.


There are also permanent HHW facilities in the Perth metro area that accept domestic quantities of household hazardous waste at any time. In our region there are two facilities.

  • Tamala Park Recycling Centre, Mindarie Regional Council, 1700 Marmion Avenue.
  • Drop off of second hand goods and recyclables now 7 days
  • Sales and shop access Friday to Monday (4 days only) Public opening hours: 8.00am to 4.45pm (except Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday
  • Telephone: 9306 6303


Last Updated: 5 Apr 2019
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