Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) refers to items that can be hazardous or dangerous to people, our environment, our pets or our waste collectors. This includes explosive, corrosive or toxic materials.

These items should never be put in our kerbside bins. 

The good news is that items considered as HHW are free to drop off (up to 20kg/20L) at permanent HHW facilities, and are funded by the State Government's Household Hazardous Waste Program.

Find the answers to the frequently asked questions below.

Permanent HHW Drop Off Locations

There are a number of drop-off facilities throughout Perth for the safe disposal of hazardous items. It is free to take a combined total of 20kg/20L maximum of items to any of the locations listed below. Some of the items listed below can also be taken to the Bayswater Transfer Station, at 271 Collier Road, Bayswater.

For a full list of locations and more information, visit:


Recycling Centre Balcatta

Balcatta(08) 9345 8555
Ranford Road Transfer StationCanning Vale(08) 9231 0716

West Metro Recycling Centre

Shenton Park(08) 9384 6711
Red Hill Waste Management FacilityRed Hill(08) 9574 6235
Tamala Park Waste Disposal FacilityMindarie(08) 9306 6303

Railway Road Transfer Station

Toodyay(08) 9574 2258
Does EMRC have a HHW facility?

Yes! EMRC runs the Red Hill Waste Management Facility, a permanent HHW facility open 7 days a week.

Location: 1094 Toodyay Road, Red Hill

Phone: (08) 6219 7333

Waste accepted:

  • General waste: Fee payable
  • Asbestos: Fee payable. Must be wrapped in plastic sheeting and taped
  • Household Hazardous Waste Only: No charge for household quantities (up to 20kg or 20L)
  • Mixed waste (HHW with general waste) will incur a fee.

For a list of fees and charges, call (08) 6219 7333or visit

Hours of operation:

  • Weekdays, 7am to 4pm
  • Saturday, 8am to 4pm
  • Sunday, 10am to 4pm
  • Closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and New Year's Day.
What is considered as HHW?

The following items are accepted at all permanent HHW facilities.  Up to 20kg/20L is accepted per resident, per day.

  • Acids
  • Aerosols
  • Ammonia
  • Batteries (vehicle - City of Bayswater residents may take car batteries to the Bayswater Transfer Station at 271 Collier Rd, Bayswater at no charge)
  • Batteries (dry-cell, rechargeable)
  • Bleaches
  • Brake fluid
  • Cleaners (e.g. floor, carpet, silver)
  • Fertiliser
  • Fluorescent light tubes and globes
  • Garden chemicals and poisons
  • Gas cylinders
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Kerosene
  • Mineral turpentine
  • Motor oil (City of Bayswater residents may take up to 20L to the Bayswater Transfer Station at 271 Collier Road, Bayswater at no charge)
  • Needles and sharps
  • Paint (oil and water based)
  • Pesticides
  • Petrol and flammable liquids
  • Poisons (liquids/solids) S2-S7
  • Pool chemicals
  • Radiator coolant
  • Rat poison
  • Signal flares
  • Smoke detectors
  • Thinners.

Please call Red Hill Waste Management Facility on (08) 6219 7333 to discuss whether the items you have are considered HHW.

Is Asbestos considered HHW?

Asbestos is classed as a problematic waste and must not be disposed of in kerbside bins, the bulk waste service or as HHW. Asbestos poses a risk to staff and equipment during the collection and processing of kerbside bins and bulk waste. Asbestos is subject to strict disposal requirements. Please call Red Hill Waste Management Facility, a minimum of 24 hours prior to arrival, to obtain details on how to prepare asbestos for transport and disposal.

For more information, go to: Asbestos and asbestos cement 

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