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Disposal of hazardous substances

Hazardous items stored around the home can be dangerous to people and the environment. When disposing of chemicals please do not place them in your bin as it is a fire risk to City staff, or 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 20 kg per material of unwanted chemicals for free.  The Waste Authority Hazardous Household Waste website provides information on identifying or handling chemicals.

Hazardous substances that can be disposed of at the Millar Road Landfill and Recycling Facility include:

  • Aerosols
  • Household chemicals, including cleaning, pool and garden chemicals
  • Methylated spirits/turpentine
  • Flares
  • Batteries
  • Smoke detectors
  • Fire extinguishers (red only*)
  • Pesticides
  • Solvents
  • Fluoro tubes and light fittings.

Keep chemicals in their original container or label the new container clearly. This assists staff in handling contents safely.
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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 or single EPIRBs can be dropped off at:

Battery World
Shop 3, 75B Dixon Road
ROCKINGHAM
Telephone: (08) 9529 4590

*Halon fire extinguishers are identified by there 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.

Paints Disposal

The Millar Road Landfill is now a Paintback collection point for decorative and architecutural paints. Under the program both residential and commercial quantities are accepted to a maximum of 100 litres (maximum container size 20 litre).nil

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 disposal

Asbestos can be disposed of at the Millar Road Landfill and Recycling Facility but there are strict procedures that need to be followed.

Please read the following information pages before handling or disposing of asbestos:

Title Type Size and Format
Asbestos safety information Information Sheet PDF 143 kb
Safe Removal and Disposal of Asbestos Cement Products Information Sheet PDF 214 kb
Millar Rd Asbestos Disposal Information Information Sheet PDF 180kb

Contact the Millar Road Landfill on 08 9528 8550 prior to disposal for important advice.

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