A-Z Waste Disposal Guide

Waste Disposal Guide Table A to B

Household item A-B

Disposal options

Acids (HHW)

These cannot be placed in your household bin.

Take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility

Aerosol cans (empty)

Yellow-top recycling bin

Aluminium cans

Yellow-top recycling bin

Aluminium foil (clean)

Yellow-top recycling bin

Ammonia (HHW)*

This cannot be placed in your household bin.

Take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility for free of charge.

Asbestos

This cannot be placed in your household bin.

Take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility

For important information on safety and asbestos click here.

Baskets (cane & plastic)

If reusable and in a good condition, donate to a charity or recovery site (see list of some below).

Red lidded general waste bin

Batteries (vehicle)

These cannot be placed in your household bin.

Take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility free of charge.

Kalamunda Residents: Take to Lawnbrook Road Transfer Station for recycling.
Mundaring Residents: Take to Coppin Rd or Mathieson Rd Transfer Stations for recycling.

Battery retailers (Most will take them back)

Batteries (household dry-cell and rechargeable)

These cannot be placed in your household bin.

Drop off at a battery recycle bin locations. A list of bin locations in Perth's Eastern Region can be found here.  

 

Blankets

If reusable and in a good condition, donate to a charity or recovery site (see list of some below).

If stained/damaged place in the red lidded general waste bin.

Bleaches

Take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility free of charge.

Do not put in your household rubbish bins.

Books

Donate to a charity or recovery site (see list of some below).

Bottles (plastic or glass)

Yellow-top recycling bin

Bricks

Some building waste, such as bricks can be recycled. To find out your closest recycler, see the Recycling Directory for Construction and Demolition Secondary Sources.

Take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility

Brake fluid

Take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility free of charge.

Do not put in your household rubbish bins.

Broken glass

Put in yellow-top recycling bin

Building materials/waste

Some building waste, such as bricks can be recycled. To find out your closest recycler, see the Recycling Directory for Construction and Demolition Secondary Sources.

Take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility

Bulky household items

If reusable and in a good condition, donate to a charity or recovery site (see list of some below).

If in poor condition, bulk bins.

Waste Disposal Guide Table C to D

Household items C-D

Disposal options

Cardboard (boxes/other)

Yellow-top recycling bin

Cardboard can be recycled at Red Hill Waste Management Facility (free if flat, with no packaging

Car bodies and parts

Contact a scrap metal dealer for removal or, take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility

Cassette tapes/CDs/CD-Roms

If reusable and in a good condition, donate to a charity or recovery site (see list of some below).

Red lidded general waste bin

Cellophane

Red lidded general waste bin

Ceramic (broken plates & pots)

Red lidded general waste bin

Cereal boxes

Yellow-top recycling bin

Cleaning products

Red Hill Waste Management Facility (if hazardous)

Empty plastic bottles can be placed in recycling bin.

Clothing/shoes

If reusable and in a good condition, donate to a charity or recovery site (see list of some below).

If clothing is made out of natural fibres such as cotton, it may be able to be composted.

Place in red lidded general waste bin.

Cockroach bait (plastic)

Red lidded general waste bin

Computer components/accessories

These should not be placed in your household bins.

Take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility (transfer station recycling site).

Concrete

Red Hill Waste Management Facility

Cork

Contact a local school to see if they could use them.  

Red lidded general waste bin

Cups & saucers

If reusable and in a good condition, donate to a charity or recovery site (see list of some below).

Red lidded general waste bin

Cutlery (plastic, metal & other)

 

If reusable and in a good condition, donate to a charity or recovery site (see list of some below).

Red lidded general waste bin

Dirt & soil

For clean fill, see Recovery sites.

Red Hill Waste Management Facility.

Drink cans

Yellow-top recycling bin

Waste Disposal Guide Table E to H

Household item E-H

 Disposal options

Electrical appliances/equipment

These should not be placed in your household bin.

Recycle through an electronic waste recovery site (see below)

Red Hill Waste Management Facility

EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon)

This should never be placed in your household bins.

Visit http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/imarine/epirbs.asp for up to date information on correct disposal.

Fertiliser

This should not be placed in your household bin.

Red Hill Waste Management Facility

Foam

Reuse boxes as plant pots or create a worm farm.

Claw Environmental may take large volumes for recycling.

Place in red lidded general waste bin.

Foil

Yellow-top recycling bin

Red lidded general waste bin (if dirty)

Food cans (emptied and rinsed)

Yellow-top recycling bin

Food & vegetable scraps

Compost bin, worm farm or bokashi bin. See home composting for ideas

Red lidded general waste bin.

Furniture

If reusable and in a good condition, donate to a charity or recovery site.

If broken, place in bulk bins organised through Cleanaway or take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility.

Garden chemicals/poisons

These cannot be placed in your household bin.

Take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility.

Garden hose

Red lidded general waste bin

Gas cylinders

These cannot be placed in your household bin

Many petrol stations and gas retailers will exchange or take these back or take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility

Glad wrap

Red lidded general waste bin

Glass jars & bottles (only)

Yellow-top recycling bin

Glasses (reading and sight)

Many optometrists will collect used spectacles and reuse them.
Laubman & Pank stores, OPSM stores & Lion Clubs donate used spectacles to charity organisations.

Glossy magazines/brochures

Yellow-top recycling bin

Grease proof paper

Red lidded general waste bin

Greenwaste

Place in a compost bin or in your lime green lidded greenwaste bin.

Greeting cards

Yellow-top recycling bin

Waste Disposal Guide Table I to N

Household item I-N

Disposal options

Ice-cream containers (cardboard & plastic)

Yellow-top recycling bin

Insecticides

These cannot be placed in your household bin.

Red Hill Waste Management Facility

Jars

Yellow-top recycling bin

Juice cartons

Silver lined UHT (tetra pak) place in red lidded general waste bin

Hard plastic or liquid paperboard place in yellow-top recycling bin

Junk mail

Yellow-top recycling bin

Kerosene (HHW)

This cannot be placed in your household bin

Red Hill Waste Management Facility

Kitty litter

Red lidded general waste bin

Lights: fluorescent tubes and CFLs

Recycled at locations throughout the community. See list of fluorescent light recycling locations

Take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility

Liquid paper board (non silver lined milk cartons)

Yellow-top recycling bin

Magazines

Yellow-top recycling bin

Margarine tubs

Yellow-top recycling bin

Mattresses

Take to  Red Hill Waste Management Facility for disposal.

Meat trays

Cleaned hard plastic - yellow-top recycling bin

Foam - red lidded general waste bin

Medicines

These should not be placed in your household bins.

Take to your local pharmacy. They will take back old medicines even those out of date. Check with your local pharmacist. See www.returnmed.com.au

Milk bottles/cartons

Yellow-top recycling bin

Milk cartons (silver lined)/UHT

Red lidded general waste bin

Mobile phones

Mobile phones can be recycled. Most phone retailers will take back old phones.

See the Mobile Muster website for drop-off recycling locations.

Motor oil

This cannot be placed in your household bins.

Take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility

Nappies

Red lidded general waste bin

Newspaper

Yellow-top recycling bin

Needles/Sharps (must be in a rigid and sealed container)

Can be taken to some pharmacies.

Take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility

Waste Disposal Guide Table P to Q

Household item P-Q

Disposal options

Paint

Paint should not be placed in your household bins. If paint is in good condition, check if local schools or kindergartens require it. Otherwise, take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility free of charge.

Paper

Yellow-top recycling bin

Paper bags

Yellow-top recycling bin

Paper towel rolls (inner)

Yellow-top recycling bin

Pens/biros/pencils (unusable)

Red lidded general waste bin

Pesticides

This cannot be placed in your household bins.

Take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility.

Pet food tins (emptied and scraped/rinsed clean)

Yellow-top recycling bin

Petrol & flammable liquids

This cannot be placed in your household bins.

Take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility

Pizza boxes (empty)

Yellow-top recycling bin

Plastic containers/bottles

Yellow-top recycling bin

Plastic cutlery

Red lidded general waste bin

Plastic bags (empty)

Take to your local Coles Supermarket for recycling or place in red lidded general waste bin.

Poisons (liquid/solid, scheduled S2-S7)

This cannot be placed in your household bins.

Take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility

Polystyrene

Take to CLAW Environmental for recycling or place in red lidded general waste bin.

Pool chemicals

This cannot be placed in your household bins.

Take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility.

Pottery (broken)

Red lidded general waste bin.

Printer cartridges

Recycle at your local Officeworks or Australia Post store. A full list of locations can be found on the Planet Ark website. 

Waste Disposal Guide Table R to S

Household item R-S

Disposal options

Radiator coolant

Take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility.

Rat poison

This cannot be placed in your household bin. Take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility.

Reticulation piping

Take to CLAW Environmental for recycling

Remote controls (without batteries)

Red lidded general waste bin

Rope

Red lidded general waste bin

Sauce bottles (emptied)

Yellow-top recycling bin

Smoke detectors

Take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility

Soft drink bottles & cans

Yellow-top recycling bin

Soft plastics (plastic bags, bread bags, packaging)

Take to your local Coles Supermarket for recycling or place in your red lidded general waste bin.

Soil

Red Hill Waste Management Facility

Steel cans (rinsed)

Yellow-top recycling bin

Terracotta tiles/pots

If reusable and in a good condition, donate to a charity or recovery site (see list of some below). Otherwise, place in red lidded general waste bin.

Timber untreated pine/lightly coloured (first call EHB hotline on 1800 084 881)

Take to Hazelmere Recovery Park.

Timber dark hardwoods

Take to Hazelmere Recovery Park.

Timber treated pine & other

Contact Red Hill Waste Management Facility.

Toilet paper rolls (inner)

Yellow-top recycling bin

Toys

If damaged place in red lidded general waste bin. If undamaged, donate to a charity.

Tree prunings

Place in lime green lidded greenwaste bin.

Tyres

Contact your local tyre retailer to see potential recycling options or take to Red Hill Waste Management Facility.

Waste Disposal Guide Table U to Z

Household item U-Z

 Disposal options

Vacuum cleaner dust & bag

Red lidded general waste bin

Vinyl - e.g. kitchen tiles

Red lidded general waste bin

Waxed cardboard

Yellow-top recycling bin

Waxed paper

Red lidded general waste bin

Weeds (without soil)

Lime green lidded greenwaste bin.

Window panes

Red lidded general waste bin

Wine bottles

Yellow-top recycling bin

Wrapping paper

Yellow-top recycling bin

X-rays

Recycle through specialised recyclers.

Quantum Technical Services (08 9302 3466)

Ecocycle Australia (133 244)

Yoghurt containers

Yellow-top recycling bin

Recovery and Recycling Sites

Recovery and Recycling Sites

Charity organisations

GIV.org.au is a new and cooperative initiative of some of WA's largest charities working together to reduce waste and make every donation count.  On GIV.org.au people can also select their type of donation and find a convenient location where they can donate - or find a contact number to organise a FREE home collection of larger household items.

Charity organisations will often take the following items provided they are in good condition and are not stained or broken: Blankets, books, bric-a-brac, clothes, kitchenware and ovenware, picture frames and clean mattresses, shoes and toys. Some charities will not accept electrical items.
Contact the organisation first or see their website to find out if your items will be accepted.

Additional charity websites:

www.vinnies.org.au

www.rspcawa.asn.au    (for collection of large items call 9319 1985)

www.salvos.org.au

www.anglicare.org.au


For more charity sites, visit www.donations.com.au or visit www.yellowpages.com.au
 

Electronic Waste (fees may apply depending on the equipment)

Electronic waste (e-waste) is any discarded item which requires to be plugged into the mains power or uses a battery. Items contain toxic and environmentally damaging substances which can leach out if they are sent to landfill.

Through the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme, televisions and computers can be recycled at some places for free of charge. For more information about the national scheme, click here.

The following places may take your electronic items for recycling (click on company names for websites):

Dell Computer Recycling: 1800 465 890
Dodd and Dodd Group: 9352 8014, 521 Dundas Rd Forrestfield
Secure Computer Recycling & Disposal: 9467 4624 or email perth@computer-recycling.com.au
Sims E-Recycling: 9236 3001, Unit C3-174 Barrington St, Spearwood
TADWA (Technical Assistance to the Disabled WA): 9379 7400, 371 Collier Rd, Bassendean (computers only).
Total Green Recycling: 9258 6009, 40 Felspar Street Welshpool
Red Hill Waste Management Facility (Tv's and computers only): 9574 6235, 1094 Toodyay Rd, Red Hill

 

Freecycle Online

www.freecycle.org

Freecycle is a website which aims to divert waste from landfill. You can advertise unwanted household goods upon joining the e-mail list. Membership, advertising and goods are free. For more information visit their website and find out your nearest freecycle group.
 

Plant pot recycling

The following locations in Perth's Eastern Region will accept plant pots for recycling:

Chidlow: Mundaring Shire Council Transfer Station, Mathieson Rd
Forrestfield: Dawsons Garden World, 160 Hale Rd
Hazelmere: Men of the Trees, Stirling Cres
High Wycombe: The Jolly Potter Nursery, 460 Kalamunda Rd
Middle Swan: Waldecks Garden Centre, 506 Great Northern Hwy
Mundaring: Mundaring Shire Council Transfer Station, Coppin Rd
Sawyer's Valley: Everbloom Nursery, 665 Railway Tce
Walliston: Kalamunda Shire Council Rubbish Transfer Station, Lawnbrook Rd
Wattle Grove: Trees A Green Garden Centre, 318 Hale Rd
 

Planet Ark

Planet Ark hosts a community recycling website. www.recyclingnearyou.com.au  details recycling facilities available in your community.

Look out for Planet Ark's printer cartridge recycling service. For locations and details of how to participate, go to their website above. Note that businesses can join this initiative. Printer cartridges can also be recycled at many post offices, Office Works stores, libraries and other retail outlets.
You should also check Planet Ark's 12 Do's of Christmas initiatives.