Hazardous waste disposal

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

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.

  • Up to 20 litres or 20 kilograms of 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
    • 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).
    • Empty household chemical containers (rinse and place in your yellow lid recycling bin)
    • Explosives or ammunition (contact your local police station)
    • Asbestos (asbestos disposal available at Tamala Park and Redhill landfill sites)
    • Paint brushes (place in your red lid general waste bin)
    • Radioactive materials (excluding smoke alarms)
    • Waste from commercial or government organisations.

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 above. Most mobile phone retailers also provide a recycling service.

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 lightsInk cartridges

Balga Community Centre, 81 Camberwell Road, Balga

   

Bunnings Innaloo Scarborough Beach Road, Innaloo

  

City of Stirling Administration, Centre 25 Cedric Street, Stirling

Dianella Library, Waverley Street, Dianella

  

Dianella Plaza, 366 Grande Promanade, Dianella

Flinders Square, 30 Wiluna Street, Yokine

 

Inglewood Library, Corner Beaufort Street and Tenth Avenue, Inglewood

   

Karrinyup Library Davenport Street, 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

   

Westfield Innaloo Shopping Centre Ellen Stirling Boulevard, Innaloo

Did you know?

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