Hazardous Waste Disposal

Please make sure you understand the correct way to dispose of hazardous waste in Cockburn.

What is hazardous waste?

Household hazardous waste is waste that contains chemicals which can be harmful to humans and the environment. This waste does not belong in your residential bins because it is dangerous. It can harm our workers and cause fires at our facilities and in our trucks. 

Disposal of hazardous waste

Cockburn residents can safely dispose of domestic quantities (20kg/litres) of household hazardous waste free of charge at the Henderson Waste Recovery Park, through the State Government's Household Hazardous Waste program.

Free entry to the Henderson Waste Recovery Park applies if all that is being disposed of is household hazardous waste. If there is any other waste being disposed of then an entry fee or trailer pass will be required.

Items that can be disposed of

  • Acids and alkalis
  • Aerosols
  • Batteries (household) 
  • Engine coolants and glycols
  • Fire extinguishers – non-halon (red) only 
  • Flammables
  • Flares
  • Fluorescent lamps and tubes (CFL's)
  • Gas Cylinders (small household) 
  • Household chemicals and cleaners
  • Paint
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Poisons/toxics
  • Pool chemicals 
  • Smoke detectors
  • Unknown chemicals (if sealed in a chemical resistant container).

Community recycling hubs

You can drop off small quantities of dry-cell batteries, light globes, mobile phones, and printer toner cartridges at Cockburn ARC, the City's Youth Centre, Bibra Lake Wetlands Centre, and Cockburn Libraries in Spearwood, Coolbellup and Success.

You can also drop off aerosol cans to the front counter at the Administration Building (9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood), the City's Operations Centre (52 Wellard Street, Bibra lake), Seniors Centre, Coolbellup Hub, Aubin Grove Community Centre, Bibra Lake Wetlands Centre, and Cockburn ARC. 

More information and contact

Find out more about the State Government's Household Hazardous Waste Program.

Please contact the Waste Education Team for more information on Household Hazardous Waste Disposal on 08 9411 3444 or at [email protected]



City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for Country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past and present.