Waste Items for Drop Off

Not all items are accepted in your kerbside bins or verge collections as they are harmful to people and the environment. Find out how and where to dispose of these items below.

Community Recycling Hubs

Conveniently recycle household batteries, household light globes and fluoro tubes, printer cartridges, mobile phones and chargers at our community recycling hubs at select libraries and community centres.

Click on the links above to find out opening hours of each facility.

E-Waste and Recycling Drop Off Days

City of Melville residents can drop off unwanted electronic goods, bulk recycling and some Household Hazardous Waste items at our E-Waste and Recycling Drop Off Days, held every few months

    Household Hazardous Waste Facilities (HHW)

    Safely dispose of the following items (no more than 20L/kg) for free at any Household Hazardous Waste Facility in WA.  

    • Acids and alkalis
    • Aerosols
    • Batteries
    • Engine coolants and glycols
    • Fire extinguishers – non-halon (red) only
    • Flammables
    • Flares
    • Fluorescent lamps and tubes (CFLs)
    • Gas cylinders (small household)
    • Heavy metal compounds
    • Household chemicals and cleaners
    • Paint (up to 100L)
    • Pesticides and herbicides
    • Poisons and toxins
    • Pool chemicals
    • Solvents
    • Smoke detectors
    • Toxics
    • Unknown chemicals (must be in sealed, chemical resistant containers)

    The closest facilities for City of Melville residents are the Fremantle Recycling Centre, Canning Waste Transfer Station and Henderson Waste Recovery Park.
     

    B-cycle Bins

    Drop off your used batteries to participating stores such as Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Officeworks and Bunnings stores. Find your nearest battery drop off.

    Medical Waste

    Expired or unused medications should be taken to a pharmacy or chemist for responsible disposal. Find your nearest needle and syringe program. 
     

    Disposal Sites

    The following are examples of items that must be taken to a disposal site or 'tip'. Materials are recycled or reused where possible and landfilled as a last resort.

    • Construction and demolition waste
    • Electrical waste
    • Furniture
    • Garden Organics/Green waste
    • Motor Oil
    • Mattresses
    • Polystyrene
    • Scrap metal
    • Tyres
    • Timber
    • Whitegoods

    Items and amounts accepted may vary across sites and fees may apply, so please check the disposal sites website for details first. 

    The closest facilities for City of Melville residents are the Canning Waste Transfer Station, Henderson Waste Recovery Park, Miller Road Landfill and Recycling Facility and Fremantle Recycling Centre

    There are specialised recycling programs available to help keep waste out of landfill and reuse valuable materials. Find out where and how to recycle these items below.

    Containers for Change

    Containers for Change is a state wide container deposit scheme where you can cash in eligible containers for 10 cents each when they are returned to an approved refund point. Find a refund point near you.
     

    REDcycle for Soft Plastics

    REDcycle have bins for soft plastic recycling at Coles and Woolworths. Soft plastics include items like plastic bags (for bread, cereal, pasta, pet food, potting mix, produce, frozen food etc.), wrappers and packets (for chips, lollies, biscuits, ice-creams and chocolates), and bubble wrap. Soft plastics are recycled into park furniture, bollards, decking and more!  

    Terracycle and Banish

    Terracycle and Banish offer programs for difficult to recycle items, such as oral care products, beauty products, medication packaging, coffee capsules, writing instruments and more.

    Tread Lightly

    Tread Lightly is a national recycling initiative that takes unwanted sport and active lifestyle footwear and responsibly recycles it to give it new life in the form of gym mats, floors and playgrounds. Find your nearest collection site.

    UPPAREL and H&M

    UPPAREL and H&M accept clean unwanted textiles to either pass on to charity, upcycle or recycle into new materials.

    LabelDrop

    LabelDrop collects and recycles plastic plant labels, plastic pot wraps and plastic plant stakes displaying the PP5 logo.

    CLAW Environmental

    CLAW Environmental accepts:
    • HDPE 2 (High Density Polyethylene) bins, bottles, drums, IBC’s, pallets and pipe
    • PP 5 (Polypropylene) crates, plant pots, storage containers, tubs, buckets, bottle lids and corflute
    • EPS 6 (expanded polystyrene) electronic and white goods packaging, eskies, boxes and insulation
    • Chemical drumMUSTER containers
    Please visit their website for more detailed information.

    Bottle Top Hill

    Local community group Bottle Top Hill collects clean plastic drink bottle lids, plastic bread tags and plastic beer can holders/clips, as well as batteries, printer cartridges, light bulbs and mobile phones / small e-waste.

    Piney Lakes Community Garden Inc.

    Piney Lakes Community Garden Inc. collect plastic plant pots for recycling at their open days. 

    Other Places to Dispose of Items

    Not sure where to dispose of a specific item? Search by material and find your nearest drop-off point on the Recycle Right website.

    Residential Bin Collections

    For information on your weekly and fortnightly bin collections, visit our Residential Bins page.

    Bulk Waste and Garden Organics Verge Collections

    For information about your verge collections, visit our Bulk Verge Collections page.

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