Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste includes flammable, toxic, explosive or corrosive products used in and around the home. It must not go in general waste or recycling bins because if not properly disposed of, it can cause harm to your family, pets and the environment.

Hazardous waste can be identified by reading product packaging but generally it is things like paint, flares, chemicals, batteries, aerosols and smoke detectors.

Disposing of hazardous waste 

Up to 20 litres or 20 kilograms of household hazardous waste can be disposed of per day, free of charge, at Mandurah Waste Management Centre.

This is made possible by the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program.

What items can I dispose of?

  • Acids and alkalis
  • Aerosols
  • Batteries (household)
  • Engine coolants and glycols
  • Fire extinguishers - non halon (red) only
  • Flammables
  • Flares
  • Fluorescent lamps and tubes (CLFs)
  • Gas cylinders (small household)
  • Household chemicals (e.g. cleaners)
  • Paint
  • Pesticides/herbicides
  • Poisons/toxics
  • Pool chemicals
  • Smoke detectors
  • Chemicals in a secure, sealed, chemical-resistant container. 

How to reduce hazardous waste?

  • Read labels carefully
  • Seek safer alternatives
  • Choose non-toxic products
  • Only buy quantities to meet your needs
  • Adopt 'green' cleaning and gardening


Our transfer stations do not accept asbestos. Asbestos can be disposed of at the following local government facilities, we recommend contacting the relevant facility prior to disposal.

Mandurah Waste Management Centre

(08) 9550 4700

80 Corsican Pl, Parklands WA 6180

Waroona Buller Road Refuse Site

(08) 9733 7817

Approximately 11km south west of the Waroona townsite along Buller Road

Rockingham Millar Road Landfill and Recycling Facility

(08) 9528 8550

Millar Road West, Baldivis

Handling asbestos

There are serious health implications associated with asbestos and its removal and disposal should be undertaken by a professional.

Hard-bonded (non-friable) asbestos under 10sqm can be removed without a licence. Over 10sqm or any amount of friable (loose fibres/soft-bonded) asbestos must be removed by a licensed and trained individual or business.

If you choose to remove asbestos under 10sqm, personal protective equipment must be used and all necessary safety precautions taken.

If the asbestos-containing material can be easily disturbed and become air borne, by a breeze or simply by walking past it, it is in a friable state. Additionally, if hard-bonded asbestos is damaged or excessively weathered, it should be considered friable. In both instances, a licensed professional should remove the material.