Hazardous Waste Disposal

Disposing of hazardous waste in your regular household bins is a danger to yourself, Town staff and the environment at large.

The Town’s annual hazardous waste drop-off day takes place at the depot (218 Planet Street, Welshpool).

The drop-off day for 2024 will be held in October. Stay tuned for further details.

You will be required to show proof of your residency within the Town to access this free service.

What can I bring to household hazardous waste collection days?

  • Asbestos products (no more than six sheets. Only accepted if wrapped in black plastic and sealed)
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Paints and solvents
  • Fluorescent globes and tubes (max. 10)
  • Motor and cooking oil (max. 20L)
  • All batteries
  • Smoke detectors
  • Gas bottles
  • Heavy metals (e.g. mercury)

Any commercial quantities of hazardous waste will be refused at the discretion of the Town.

Any unidentifiable poisons/chemicals will be checked by the qualified technician on site on the day. Ensure all poison containers are not corroded and are in safe condition prior to transporting them. Commercial quantities will not be accepted.

Paint can be disposed of all year round. Contact Paintback on 1800 390 380 or visit paintback.com.au

Other options for disposal

One car battery and 5L of waste motor oil inside its original container can be collected each week. Place items on the ground next to your bin at your regular collection time. Waste oil containers must be sealed. Frequent and commercial quantities can be refused.

E-waste, household hazardous waste and materials fit for reuse and recycling, can be disposed of at the Mindarie Regional Council Facility in Tamala Park. Fees may apply. Call 9306 6303 or visit mrc.wa.gov.au for more information.

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