Household Hazardous Waste Program

What is household hazardous waste?

Household hazardous waste includes a broad range of products that are flammable, toxic, explosive or corrosive.

Our homes can be full of hazardous waste which cannot be poured down the sink or thrown in the rubbish bin as it can cause serious damage to the environment, including the waterways, vegetation and soil.

The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program?

The HHW Program provides funding for the collection and appropriate disposal of HHW collected at the City’s Waste Management Centre. At this facility the public can drop off their unwanted HHW for free, even if they are not a Mandurah resident.

The materials accepted through the HHW Program include:

  • Acid and alkalis
  • Aerosols
  • Batteries (household)
  • Engine coolants and glycols
  • Fire extinguishers – non halon (red) only
  • Flammables
  • Flares
  • Fluorescent lamps and tubes
  • Gas cylinders (small household)
  • Household chemicals (e.g. cleaners)
  • Paint
  • Pesticides/herbicides
  • Poisons/toxics
  • Pool chemicals
  • Smoke detectors
  • Unknown chemicals (must be in sealed, chemical resistant containers)

The program can only accept domestic quantities of materials (no larger than 20 kg or 20 L).

For further information on the HHW Program please view the HHW Program Brochure.

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How do I reduce household hazardous waste?

We can all play a role in reducing the amount of hazardous material impacting our community, starting at home.

You can help by following these simply steps:

  • Read labels carefully
  • Seek safer alternatives
  • Choose no-toxic products
  • Only buy quantities to meet your needs
  • 'Green' cleaning and gardening

For a great selection of non-toxic alternatives to household cleaning, laundry and garden chemicals, please view the Green Cleaning and Gardening brochure.

What can you do with household hazardous waste?

Simply take your hazardous waste to the Waste Management Centre.

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