Disposal of hazardous substances
Hazardous items stored around the home can be dangerous to people and the environment. Don't dispose of chemicals in your bin as it is a fire risk to City staff and please don't put them down the drain because it can contaminate waterways or drinking water.
The Hazardous Household Waste program, supported by the Waste Authority, allows residents to dispose of a maximum of 20 litres or 20kg per material of unwanted chemicals for free. The Waste Authority Hazardous Household Waste website provides information on identifying or handling chemicals.
What we will accept
Hazardous substances that can be disposed of at the Millar Road Landfill and Recycling Facility include:
- household chemicals, including cleaning, pool and garden chemicals
- methylated spirits/turpentine
- smoke detectors
- fire extinguishers (red only*)
- fluoro tubes and light fittings.
*Halon fire extinguishers are identified by their yellow colouring. These are not collected through the HHW program at the landfill. Contact the National Halon Bank on 1800 658 084 for safe disposal options or visit the Department for Environment for more information.
Please keep chemicals in their original container or label the new container clearly. This assists staff in handling the contents safely.
This program is funded by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account.
Please do not dispose of EPIRB emergency distress beacons in your bins as they can activate and result in a false emergency call out. For disposal/disarming, please visit the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Single EPIRBs can be dropped off at:
Shop 3, 75B Dixon Road
Telephone: 9529 4590
The Millar Road Landfill is now a Paintback collection point for decorative and architectural paints. Under the program both residential and commercial quantities are accepted to a maximum of 100 litres (maximum container size 20 litre).
For more information on what is accepted under the program visit the Paintback website. Some products not covered under this program may be covered by the Hazardous Household Waste program (above) in residential quantities.
Asbestos can be disposed of at the Millar Road Landfill and Recycling Facility but there are strict procedures that need to be followed, including correct wrapping and booking procedures. Incorrectly wrapped or asbestos not booked is not permitted on-site.
Asbestos is accepted in wrapped form from domestic and commercial customers. Asbestos in bulk form (for example Asbestos Containing Material or contaminate soils) are accepted only from commercial customers.
Please read the following information pages before handling or disposing of asbestos:
All asbestos requests are required to be booked in a minimum of 24 hours prior to disposal and a booking number issued (commercial customers). Contact the Millar Road Landfill on 9528 8550 prior to disposal for important advice and to book.