City of Wanneroo to hold free hazardous waste drop-off day

City of Wanneroo waste operations supervisor Dan Vicencio and waste education officer Emma Baker. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d493520
City of Wanneroo waste operations supervisor Dan Vicencio and waste education officer Emma Baker. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d493520

CITY of Wanneroo residents can drop off unwanted household chemicals and hazardous materials for free in Ashby this Saturday.

The City will hold a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at the Ashby Operations Centre between 9am and 1pm on June 1.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said there were a number of hazardous items that must not go in general waste or recycling bins.

β€œI urge the community to make use of this free opportunity,” she said.

β€œIt is surprising how many household items are actually hazardous, which is why it is so important they are disposed of correctly.”

Only domestic waste will be accepted with a limit of 20kg or litres per material type.

Materials accepted include:

  • Acids and alkalis
  • Aerosols
  • Batteries (household)
  • Engine coolants and glycols
  • Fire extinguishers – non halon (red) only
  • Flammables
  • Flares
  • Fluorescent lamps and tubes (CLFs)
  • 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

Materials not accepted include:

  • Asbestos
  • Commercial and industrial waste
  • Electronic waste
  • EPIRBs and PLBs
  • Explosives, ammunition and firearms
  • Fire extinguishers – Halon (yellow)
  • Medications and pharmaceuticals
  • Mobile phones
  • Motor oil and cooking oil
  • Printer cartridges/toners
  • Sharps and needles
  • Tyres

Ashby Operations Centre is located at 1204 Wanneroo Road, Ashby. If residents cannot attend the event at 1204 Wanneroo Road, they can take their hazardous household waste to Tamala Park Waste Management Facility or Recycling Centre Balcatta seven days a week.

For more information, visit wastenet.net.au/hhw.