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Recycling and Where to Dispose of Unwanted Items

Resource Recovery and Waste Service

There will be no changes to your Resource Recovery and Waste Service. Our team will be operating as normal on Good Friday, Easter Monday and ANZAC Day Public Holidays.

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.

Find information on the next FREE E-Waste and Recycling Drop-Off Day

Disposal Sites

Disposal Sites:

Please contact the disposal site for fees payable.

City of Rockingham
Millar Road West
Baldivis
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 (HHW)

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

Please refer to the Household Hazardous Waste Program Flyer for more details

Find your nearest disposal site. Fees may apply for materials not included under the HHW Program.

Items can include:

  • Paint
  • 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.

Paintback is 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

There are a number of options for the disposal and recycling of automotive products (auto batteries, motor oil or tyres).

Automotive and marine batteries:

    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

Motor Oil and Motor Oil Containers:

  • Supercheap Auto will accept up to 10 litres in a sealed container for free. For locations visit Supercheap Auto
  • City of Canning Transfer Station will accept 5 litres for free. Lot 502 Ranford Road, Canning Vale
  • City of Cockburn’s Henderson Waste Recovery Park will accept 20 litres for free. 920 Rockingham Road, Henderson

Tyres:

  • Discuss the right way to dispose of these items with your mechanic or car service provider. They will include a disposal cost when purchasing new tyres
  • Tyres need to be disposed of at your nearest disposal site. Fees apply.

    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

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

Printer cartridges can be dropped off for recycling at the following locations:

  • AH Bracks Library & Creative Space, 431 Canning Highway, Melville - Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 7.00pm; Friday 9.00am to 6.00pm; Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm and Sunday 11.00am to 3.00pm
  • Blue Gum Community Centre, 33 Moolyeen Road, Brentwood - Tuesday to Thursday 9.00am to 4.00pm
  • Willagee Community Centre, corner Archibald and Winnacott Streets, Willagee - Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm

Or contact:

Spectacles

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 five E-Waste and Recycling drop off days per year.

Find out when the next E-Waste and Recycling Drop Off days are.

WE WILL ACCEPT:

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

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

Please note: aerosols cannot go in your normal bins at home. For our E-Waste and Recycling Drop Off days, we have a special container to deposit your empty aerosols into. They are then sent off to be recycled in a safe environment.

 WE WILL NOT ACCEPT:

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

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 and Chargers

Recycling drop off points available at:

  • Operations Centre, 13 Bramanti Road, Murdoch - Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4.30pm
  • AH Bracks Library & Creative Space, 431 Canning Highway, Melville - Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 7.00pm; Friday 9.00am to 6.00pm Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm and Sunday 11.00am to 3.00pm
  • Blue Gum Community Centre, 33 Moolyeen Road, Brentwood - Tuesday to Thursday 9.00am to 4.00pm
  • Willagee Community Centre, Corner Archibald and Winnacott Streets, Willagee - Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm

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

 

Blankets, Towels, General Pet Accessories e.g. Leashes and Collars

To donate blankets, towels and general pet accessories contact:

Needles

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

For more information on the safe disposal of needles and collection of them, please visit the Western Australian Department of Health website.

Or to find your nearest drop off centre visit Safe Sharps

Old Medicines

If you have left over medications they can be returned to your community pharmacy for safe disposal through the Return Unwanted Medicines (RUM) project. Most pharmacies accept return medications and do not need to be taken back to the pharmacy where they were purchased.

For more information on the RUM project visit their website.

Household (Dry-Cell) Batteries

Recycling drop off points available at:

  • City of Melville Civic Centre, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon - Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm
  • Operations Centre, 13 Bramanti Road, Murdoch - Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4.30pm
  • AH Bracks Library & Creative Space, 431 Canning Highway, Melville - Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 7.00pm; Friday 9.00am to 6.00pm; Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm and Sunday 11.00am to 3.00pm
  • Blue Gum Community Centre, 33 Moolyeen Road, Brentwood - Tuesday to Thursday 9.00am to 4.00pm
  • Willagee Community Centre, corner Archibald and Winnacott Streets, Willagee - Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm

 

For recycling locations contact:

Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) and Other Light Globes

Recycling drop off points available at:

  • AH Bracks Library & Creative Space, 431 Canning Highway, Melville - Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 7.00pm; Friday 9.00am to 6.00pm Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm and Sunday 11.00am to 3.00pm
  • Blue Gum Community Centre, 33 Moolyeen Road, Brentwood - Tuesday to Thursday 9.00am to 4.00pm
  • Willagee Community Centre, Cnr Archibald and Winnacott Streets, Willagee - Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm

Also available at:

  • 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.

Bulky Packaging

Bulky cardboard can take up a lot of space in your yellow lidded recycling bin. The following are some suggestions to help with this:

  • Do an internet search to find your nearest recycler
  • Some retailers will take back excess packaging from large items - check with them when you buy something
  • City of Melville will accept excess packaging at any of the five annual E-Waste and Recycling Drop-Off Days
  • City of Cockburn Henderson Waste Recovery Park will take domestic quantities of recyclable packaging at no charge
  • City of Canning Transfer Station will accept domestic quantities of recyclable packaging at a charge for non-residents

See Disposal Sites to contact sites near the City of Melville.

You can now recycle common household hazardous waste at a location near you with new recycling stations installed at;

  • Blue Gum Community Centre
  • Willagee Community Centre
  • AH Bracks Library + Creative Space.

Items accepted include:

🔋 Household batteries

🖨️ Ink cartridges

📱 Old mobile phones and chargers

💡 Household light globes and fluoro tubes

You can find these stations in the foyers of each of these buildings. Happy recycling!

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