Please make sure you understand the correct way to dispose of hazardous waste in Cockburn.
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.
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
- Batteries (household)
- Engine coolants and glycols
- Fire extinguishers – non-halon (red) only
- Fluorescent lamps and tubes (CFL's)
- Gas Cylinders (small household)
- Household chemicals and cleaners
- Pesticides and herbicides
- Pool chemicals
- Smoke detectors
- Unknown chemicals (if sealed in a chemical resistant container).
You can drop off small quantities of dry-cell batteries, light globes, mobile phones and printer toner cartridges at Cockburn Libraries opens in a new window
in Spearwood, Coolbellup and Success.
You can also drop off aerosol cans to the front counter at the Administration Building, 9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood.
Find out more about the State Government's Household Hazardous Waste Program opens in a new window
Please contact the Waste Education Team for more information on Household Hazardous Waste Disposal on 08 9411 3444 or at firstname.lastname@example.org