Henderson Waste Recovery Park

The Henderson Waste Recovery Park is the regional waste disposal and recycling facility for commercial waste and bulk household items. Find out what items you can dispose of including general waste and hazardous substances. Information on trailer passes, fees and opening hours is also provided here.

Location and opening hours


The Henderson Waste Recovery Park is located at 920 Rockingham Road in Henderson. 

Opening hours

The Henderson Waste Recovery Park is open seven days a week, every day of the year except Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.

Our opening hours are as follows:

  • Transfer station: 8am to 4.30pm for cars and trailers (gates close at 4:30pm)
  • Reuse shop: 8am – 4pm (enter by 3.45pm) Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
  • Trucks on weighbridge: 7am to 4pm (Monday to Saturday) and 8am to 4pm (Sundays).

Waste items accepted

You can take the following items and materials to the Henderson Waste Recovery Park:

  • Timber
  • Metal
  • Household items such as whitegoods, electronic equipment, furniture and miscellaneous items
  • Innerspring mattresses - maximum four per load - additional fee applies
  • Construction and demolition waste
  • Commercial waste
  • Household hazardous waste - domestic, maximum 20 litres per day
  • e-Waste
  • Asbestos - additional fee applies.

Disposal of green waste

The Henderson Waste Recovery Park is NOT a green waste facility, however trailer loads of green waste will be accepted by showing a City of Cockburn trailer pass or by paying the relevant entry fee. This includes branches and pruning suitable for mulching.

The regional green waste facility is located at the Regional Resource Recovery Centre on Bannister Road in Canning Vale.

Please contact the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council for information on receiving green waste, opening hours and rates.

Disposal of hazardous waste

Many household items are hazardous and can cause serious harm to the natural and residential environment if disposed of incorrectly. Cockburn residents can safely dispose of domestic quantities (maximum 20 litres per day) 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. 

Find out more about types of hazardous waste and disposal options.

Disposal of asbestos

The Henderson Waste Recovery Park accepts compliant quantities of asbestos.

Asbestos must be securely wrapped and sealed in heavy duty builders plastic so that fibres can't escape, it doesn't come apart during transport and handling and so there are no sharp edges or corners breaking through.

Asbestos must be presented in bundles that can be unloaded by the customer without requiring staff assistance and without dropping.

Please place asbestos on top of the load for inspection prior to entry so it can be unloaded first. Asbestos is accepted until 3.45pm to allow for special burial.

Trailer passes

Residential properties in Cockburn will receive a trailer pass comprised of six vouchers as a cut off section at the bottom of their rates notices each year in July/August, or with the delivery of bins to new homes. If your trailer pass is not enclosed, please contact the City of Cockburn before the end of September.

You will need to present the whole trailer pass with the vouchers attached at the Henderson Waste Recovery Park weighbridge, as individual cut-off vouchers are not valid and will not be accepted.

Please contact the City about trailer passes if you are a Public Housing, Defence Homes or LandCorp tenant.

Your trailer pass is also valid for green waste disposed at the Regional Resource Recovery Centre.

Please note that trailer passes are NOT transferable and residents are NOT permitted to sell these vouchers. Residents who seek to transfer or sell their passes may be refused passes in future years.


The following fees include the Landfill Levy which the City is required to collect for the Department of Environment on each tonne of waste, and 10 per cent GST. The following charges apply if a genuine trailer pass is not presented at the gate.

Charges for volumes of waste

The table below lists the cost of waste depending on the size of the load.

Volume of waste Cost ($) per load
Per car (sedan) $40
Per utility or trailer not exceeding 1m3 $55
1-2.5m3 $110
More than 2.5m3 $155

Charges for truck loads of waste per type and per tonne

The table below lists the cost of waste by type, per load and per tonne.

Type of waste Minimum cost
per load ($)
Cost per      
tonne ($)
Mixed waste (on Liner) $55 $155
Inert waste (off Liner) includes sand, concrete, rubble, bricks only (not gyprock or timber) $55 $85
Timber packaging (off Liner) uncontaminated timber packing only (no chipboard, cardboard, plastic, etc) $55 $155
Power poles (off Liner) $55 $155

Asbestos charges

  • Residents: Pass or entry fee PLUS burial fee of $8 per full size sheet
  • Non-residents: Entry fee PLUS burial fee of $9 per full size sheet.

Please contact the City of Cockburn for full information on asbestos disposal.

Mattress charges

  • Innerspring Mattresses: pass or entry fee PLUS $10 per mattress
Maximum four mattresses per load.  Does not include base or foam mattresses.

Renewable energy

The City of Cockburn continues to invest in the renewable energy capacity at the Henderson Waste Recovery Park.

Each day 60 photovoltaic panels convert sunlight into electricity to help power the Reuse shop. Together these panels make up a 3.6kW photovoltaic system that will generate approximately 6,010 kWh (units) of energy a year.

The system also helps the facility reduce its carbon footprint by preventing 6.5 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere each year.
The Henderson Waste Recovery Park also extracts and flares methane from decomposing waste, which generates 3.195 megawatts and powers more than 3,300 homes via Synergy’s main electricity grid. The Methane Extraction Plant is managed by Waste Gas Resources and reduces an additional 35,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents each year.

More information and contact

For information on the Henderson Waste Recovery Park please contact us on 08 9411 3444 or at customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au

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