Hazardous Waste 

What is Household Hazardous Waste? 

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is household products that are no longer needed or have reached their end of life. These products contain chemicals or substances that can be harmful to you, your children, your pets, or the environment.  

This may include a broad range of products that are flammable, toxic, reactive or corrosive including:

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

Disposing of hazardous waste (HHW) 

Household hazardous waste (HHW) refers to the products used in and around the home that are flammable, toxic, explosive or corrosive. If not disposed of correctly, HHW can pose a threat to human health and the environment. The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program has eight metropolitan permanent facilities where householders can drop off unwanted household chemicals at no charge.  

For further information go to www.wasteauthority.wa.gov.au/programs/view/household-hazardous-waste 

Recycling Stations 

There are three recycling stations which are located at:

  • Council Administration Office (71 Stirling Highway, Nedlands) 
  • Nedlands Library (60 Stirling Highway, Nedlands) 
  • Mt Claremont Library (105 Montgomery Avenue, Mt Claremont)  

*Please note these are for household quantities only.

You can dispose of: 

Printer Cartridges

The following companies actively support Cartridges 4 Planet Ark and can be placed in the recycling City of Nedlands stations: 

  • Brother 
  • Canon 
  • Epson 
  • Hp 
  • Kyocera 
  • Lexmark 
  • Roland 
  • Samsung 
  • Sharp 
  • Toshiba 
  • Dell 
  • Cartridge World


For the safe recycling of household batteries. Please note that this does not include motor batteries. 

Light globes


Fluorescent tubes


Mobile phones

This does not include chargers or home phones.