Hazardous waste disposal

Accepted hazardous waste

The following hazardous waste can be brought to the RCB per day, free of charge. Please note that commercial quantities will not be accepted.

  • CDs and DVDs
  • Ink and printer cartridges
  • Pool and other household chemicals
  • Electronics/mobile phones
  • LPG gas cylinders (that hold less than 9kgs of gas)
  • Smoke alarms
  • Flares and red fire extinguishers
  • Motor oil, coolants and filters
  • Fuel - diesel and petrol must be in suitable fuel container to leave for recycling
  • Solvents (dry, empty tins are also accepted)
  • Fluorescent light globes
  • Pesticides, insecticides and herbicides
  • Varnishes and stains
  • Household and car batteries
  • X-ray film
  • Paint (a limit of 100 litres per day will be accepted, commercial painters waste paint also accepted).

Hazardous waste not accepted

  • Empty household chemical containers (if you have completely used the product, rinse and place in your yellow lid recycling bin instead of disposing to RCB)
  • Explosives or ammunition (contact your local police station)
  • Asbestos (asbestos disposal available at Tamala Park and Redhill landfill sites and Western Metropolitan Regional Council)
  • Paint brushes (place in your red lid general waste bin)
  • Radioactive materials (excluding smoke alarms)
  • Waste from commercial or government organisations.

Other recycling drop off points

The City of Stirling encourages the community to separate batteries, mobile phones, fluorescent light globes and ink cartridges from their everyday waste and drop them off at one of the collection points below for recycling.

LocationsBatteriesMobile phonesFlourescent lights / globesInk cartridges

City of Stirling Administration, Centre 25 Cedric Street, Stirling

City of Stirling Work Depot, Natalie Way, Balcatta

Dianella Library, Waverley Street, Dianella

Dianella Plaza, 366 Grande Promenade, Dianella

Flinders Square, 30 Wiluna Street, Yokine

Inglewood Library, Corner Beaufort Street and Tenth Avenue, Inglewood

Karrinyup Library Davenport Street, Karrinyup

Karrinyup Shopping Centre, 200 Karrinyup Road, Karrinyup 

Mirrabooka Library, 8 Sudbury Place, Mirrabooka

Mirrabooka Square Shopping Centre, 43 Yirrigan Drive


Nollamara Community Centre, 72 Sylvia Street


North Beach Community Centre, 20 Castle Street


North Beach Osborne Library, 9 Royal Street, Tuart Hill

Scarborough Library, 173 Gildercliffe Street, Scarborough

Scarborough Beach Pool, 171 The Esplanade, Scarborough
Shawford Lodge Innaloo, 8 Twyford Place, Innaloo   

Westfield Innaloo Shopping Centre Ellen Stirling Boulevard, Innaloo

Household Hazardous Waste can pose serious environmental and personal health risks if not disposed of properly. This page relates to the various ways City of Stirling residents can dispose of hazardous waste. 

Hazardous waste

Hazardous waste

If hazardous waste items end up in landfill, they can leach toxic chemicals into our soil and possibly even contaminate the groundwater table, which is the source of our drinking water. 

Most hazardous waste can be dropped off at the Recycling Centre Balcatta (RCB) for recycling or correct disposal except for asbestos. 

The Recycling Centre Balcatta does not accept asbestos. However, City of Stirling residents can dispose of asbestos at Tamala Park and Redhill landfill sites and Western Metropolitan Regional Council. For further information on their opening hours and disposal requirements, please visit the Mindarie Regional Council and East Metropolitan Regional Council, Western Metropolitan Regional Council websites. 

Top tip

Over 90% of the materials in mobile phones can be recycled. You can recycle your mobile phone by dropping it off at one of the locations listed above in the section named "Other recycling drop off points". Most mobile phone retailers also provide a recycling service.