Hazardous Waste

Hazardous household waste has the potential to harm humans and the environment. Please make sure you understand the correct way to dispose of hazardous waste in Cockburn. Hazardous waste cannot be disposed of in residential bins.

What is hazardous waste?

Household hazardous waste is household 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.

Common hazardous waste items

There are many standard household items which are hazardous, including:
  • Aerosol cans
  • Batteries
  • Cleaners, acids and bleaches
  • Engine coolants and glycols
  • Flammable liquids
  • (eg. Hydrocarbons and fuels)
  • Flares
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Garden chemicals, fertilisers and poisons
  • Gas cylinders
  • Paints
  • Smoke detectors
  • Solvents

Hazardous waste at the Henderson Waste Recovery Park

Cockburn residents can safely dispose of domestic quantities of household hazardous waste free of charge at the Henderson Waste Recovery Park. This only applies if all that is being disposed of is household hazardous waste.  If there is any other rubbish being disposed of then an entry fee or trailer pass will be required. 

Community Recycling Hubs

You can drop off small quantities of dry-cell batteries, light globes, mobile phones and printer toner cartridges at Cockburn Libraries in Spearwood, Coolbellup and Success.

You can drop off aerosal cans to the front counter at the Administration Building, 9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood. 

Community Waste Disposal Programs

There are a range of community services that provide recycling programs.
These may include your local gas supplier (gas cylinders) and pharmacist (medicines).  Please ask these service providers for more information.


More information and contact

Please contact the Waste Education Officer for more information on Household Hazardous Waste Disposal on 08 9411 3444 or at customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au
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Spearwood 6163

Po Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
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