Hazardous household substances

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Disposal of hazardous chemicals

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.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Supported by the Waste Authority, the Hazardous Household Waste program allows residents to dispose of chemicals for free at the Millar Road Landfill (quantity limits apply).

Please keep chemicals in their original container or label the new container clearly. This assists staff in handling the contents safely.

What we will accept:

  • a maximum of 20kg or 20 litres per material of unwanted chemicals:
  • 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.

*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 of Environment and Energy for more information.

The Waste Authority Household Hazardous Waste website provides information on identifying or handling chemicals.

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EPIRB

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:

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

Paint disposal

The Millar Road Landfill is 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.

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Batteries, mobile phones, and printer cartridges

Dry cell batteries, old mobile phones and printer cartridges can be dropped off at the following locations for free recycling:

  • City Administration building, Civic Boulevard Rockingham
  • Millar Road Landfill, Millar Road West Baldivis
  • Mary Davies Library and Community Centre, Settlers Ave Baldivis
  • Rockingham Library, Dixon Road Rockingham
  • Safety Bay Library, Safety Bay Road Library
  • Warnbro Library, Swallowtail Pde Warnbro

If you can’t see the recycling receptacle at these venues, please ask staff as it may be behind the counter.

E-waste

Please visit the Recycling Near You website for the closest recycling drop off location for the recycling of your old e-waste under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme.

When purchasing a new item, ask the retailer if they will recycle your old television or computer and accessories.

Asbestos

Asbestos can be disposed of at the Millar Road Landfill following strict procedures, 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 contaminated soils) are accepted only from commercial customers.

Please read the following information guide 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.

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