Disposal of Other Items

Not all items can go into your bins. This information will tell you what items do not go into any of your bins or your bulk verge collections in the City of Melville and how you can dispose of them responsibly.

For tips on how to produce less waste and what to do with items that don't belong in either bin you can also visit the Recycle Right website.

Disposal Sites

Disposal Sites:

Please contact the disposal site for fees payable.

City of Rockingham
Millar Road West
Phone: 9528 8550

City of Cockburn
Henderson Waste Recovery Park
920 Rockingham Road, Henderson
Phone: 9411 3444

City of Canning
Transfer Station
Lot 502 Ranford Road, Canning Vale
Phone:  9231 0716

Household Hazardous Waste

Hazardous household waste can be disposed of through the WA Waste Authority Household Hazardous Waste Program. However, only residential quantities of HHW will be accepted (no more than 20kg/L). 

Find your nearest disposal site. Fees may apply.

Items can include:

  • Paint
  • Motor/sump oil
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Acids and alkalis
  • Fire extinguishers (red only)
  • Flares
  • Gas cylinders
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Household cleaners
  • Pool chemicals
  • Smoke detectors
  • Unknown chemicals

Unwanted paint and packaging can now be disposed of through Paintback drop off locations. Paintback is designed to divert unwanted paint and packaging from ending up in landfill and vital waterways.

Paintbackis an independent not-for-profit organisation which is funded through a 15 cents plus GST per litre levy on eligible products, between 1 litre and 20 litres inclusive.

For more information or to find your nearest collection point, please visit the Paintback website.

Books, Clothing, Furniture, Shoes and Bric-a-Brac

Please do not throw out household goods as there is the need for clean, undamaged and reusable furniture. 

For information about disposal of books, clothing, furniture, shoes and bric-a-brac contact:

Whole Car Bodies

For information about disposal of whole car bodies contact:

  • Simsmetal Management: 9434 2222
  • OneSteel Recycling: 9352 1900
Automotive Products

If you have any automotive products (auto batteries, motor oil or tyres), discuss the right way to dispose of these items with your mechanic or car service provider.

Gas Bottles

For the disposal of small and household gas bottles, please refer to the Household Hazardous Waste Program.

Find your nearest disposal site.

For LPG refills and cylinder re-testing contact:

Printer Cartridges

For recycling of all printer cartridges contact:

  • Officeworks: 1300 OFFICE (1300 633 423)
  • Cartridges 4 Planet Ark: 1800 242 473

In association with the non-profit organisation Optometry Aid Overseas, Laubman & Pank sends used spectacles to developing countries: Laubman & Pank: 9364 7144.

E-Waste and Recycling Drop-Off

The City of Melville holds E-Waste and Recycling drop off days five times per year. Find out when the next e-Waste and Recycling Drop-off days are


  •   E-Waste (computers, printers, TV’s, mobile phones and other electrical devices) 
  •   Cardboard
  •   Paper
  •   Bottles
  •   Plastic containers
  •   Cans
  •   Car batteries
  •   Household batteries

You can even bring in your recycling bin on a trailer but no recycling in bags will be accepted.


  •   General waste
  •   Non-recyclable items
  •   Household Hazardous Waste
  •   Recycling from commercial properties

Drop off dates for the remainder of 2019/2020 are:

  • Sunday, 15 September 2019
  • Sunday, 29 December 2019
  • Sunday, 5 January 2020
  • Sunday, 8 March 2020

For recycling of old and outdated computer equipment including desktops, notebooks, servers monitors, printers and other items contact:

  • Technology Assisting Disability WA Inc (free service and does not accept monitors): 9379 7400
  • Henderson Waste Recovery Park: 9411 3444 (fees may apply)
  • City of Canning Transfer Station: 9231 0716 (fees may apply)

Please ensure you bring proof of residence within the City of Melville.

Mobile Phones

Mobile Phone Industry Recycling Program: 1300 730 070 or visit the Mobile Muster website.

Recycling drop off points available at:

  • City of Melville Civic Centre, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon - 8.30am to 5.00pm
  • Operations Centre, 13 Bramanti Road, Murdoch - 7.30am to 4.30pm
Blankets, Towels, General Pet Accessories e.g. Leashes and Collars

To donate blankets, towels and general pet accessories contact:

Needles/Medical Waste

Place needles in a sealed sharps container and treat as Hazardous Household Waste (HHW).

Old Medicines

If you have left over medicines in your home discuss the right way to get rid of them with your pharmacist.

Dry-Cell Batteries

Recycling drop off points available at:

  • City of Melville Civic Centre, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon - 8.30am to 5.00pm
  • Operations Centre, 13 Bramanti Road, Murdoch - 7.30am to 4.30pm

For recycling locations contact:

Compact Flurescent Lamp (CFL) and Other Light Globes

For CFL recycling information contact:

  • Henderson Waste Recovery Park (Domestic CFL only, fees may apply): 9411 3444
  • City of Canning Transfer Station: 9231 0716
Dead Animals

If there are any deceased animal/s found within the City, it will be collected and adequately disposed of in a safe, humane and tidy manner.

If animals are registered, tagged etc all possible attempts are made to contact owner(s).  

If you have found a deceased animal contact the City on 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666 or lodge an online request.

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