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Waste Disposal Guide A to Z

The City has developed a list of waste items that shows if you can recycle or dispose of an item and where. If you cannot find an item please contact the City on 9405 5000 and select option 4 for assistance.

Disposal Centres

Tamala Park 
Marmion Avenue, Mindarie
Tel: 9306 6303
Website: www.mrc.wa.gov.au

Wangara Recycling Centre (open weekends and public holidays)
70 Motivation Drive, Wangara

Balcatta Recycling Centre
238 Balcatta Road, Balcatta
Tel: 9205 8555
Website: www.stirling.wa.gov.au

Please click on the letters below to expand the list of waste items beginning with that letter.

A

Aerosol cans (empty)
Yellow lid recycling bin

Aerosol cans (full)
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Household Hazardous Waste drop off days

Air-conditioners
Tamala Park Recycling Centre 
Bulk rubbish

Aluminium foil
Yellow lid recycling bin

Ammunition, explosives
If stable, hand in at local police station or call 131 444 for help

Animal litter/bedding waste
Green lid domestic waste bin

Asbestos
Tamala Park tip (for free every Sunday, conditions apply)

Ash
Tamala Park tip
Green lid domestic waste bin (let cool first)

Automotive fluids (coolant, brake fluid)
Tamala Park Recycling Centre, Household Hazardous Waste drop off days

B

Balloons
Green lid domestic waste bin

Batteries (household)
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Wangara Recycling Centre (Weekends and Public Holidays only)
City of Wanneroo Libraries
City of Wanneroo Civic Centre
Yanchep Community Centre

Batteries (vehicle)
Wangara Recycling Centre (Weekends and Public Holidays only)
Alternatively one (1) car battery can be placed next to the recycle bin. 

Beanbag filling (balls)
www.clawenvironmental.com/

Bicycles (good condition)
Bulk Junk Collection
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare

Bicycles ( broken)
Bulk Junk Collection

Blinds and window coverings
Bulk Junk Collection
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare

Blankets - should never be put in bin
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare
City of Wanneroo animal care centre (1204 Wanneroo Road, Ashby)
RSPCA

Books (unusable)
Bulk Junk Collection
Yello lid recycling bin

Books (Usable)
Book exchange
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare

Boxes (polystyrene/foam)
Yellow lid recycling bin (please flatten)
www.clawenvironmental.com/

Boxes (cardboard)
Yellow lid recycling bin (please flatten)
Wangara Recycling Centre (Weekends and Public Holidays only)

Bricks (usable)
Tamala Park Recycling Centre (fees may apply)

Bricks (broken)
Tamala Park tip (fees may apply)
Balcatta Recycling Centre (fees may apply)
Organise private skip bin. (The City does not have an affiliation with any skip bin providers).

Bubble wrap
Recycled at Coles Supermarkets (REDcycle)

Building materials/waste
Tamala Park tip (fees may apply)
Balcatta Recycling Centre (fees may apply)
Organise private skip bin. (The City does not have an affiliation with any skip bin providers).

C

Cameras
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Cans (drinks)
Yellow lid recycling bin

Car batteries
Wangara Recycling Centre (Weekends and Public Holidays only)
Alternatively one (1) car battery can be placed next to the recycle bin. 

Car seat (baby)
Bulk Junk Collection
(Due to trading laws, baby car seats are not allowed to be resold, even if they are less than 10 years old and have not been in a crash. It’s recommended to make the old car seat undesirable to others prior to bulk junk collection by cutting the straps, removing the harness and removing the padded covering from the shell.)

Car parts (gear boxes, engine blocks or panels)
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Vehicle wreckers

Carbon paper
Green lid waste domestic bin

Cardboard (boxes and other types)
Bulk Junk Collection
Wangara Recycling Centre (Weekends and Public Holidays only)
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Yellow lid recycling bin (please flatten)

Cards (greeting)
Yellow lid recycle bin

Carpet and underlay
Bulk Junk Collection

Cartons (non silver lined milk and juice)
Yellow lid recycling bin 

Cassette tapes (audio and video)
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

CD cases
Green lid domestic waste bin

CDs
Green lid domestic waste bin
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Chemical bottles
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Christmas tree (artificial)
Bulk Junk Collection
Tamala Park Recycling Centretre

Christmas tree (live)
Greens waste verge collection
Wangara Recycling Centre (Weekends and Public Holidays only)

Cigarette butts
Green lid domestic bin

Coat hangers
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare
Yellow top recycling bin

Coffee grounds
Green lid domestic waste bin
Home compost

Coffee Cups (takeaway)
Yellow lid recycling bin - lids off and rinsed

Coffee pods (except Nespresso)
Green lid domestic waste bin
Check Nespresso website for details

Concrete
Tamala Park tip (fees may apply)
Balcatta Recycling Centre (fees may apply)
Organise private skip bin. (The City does not have an affiliation with any skip bin providers).

Cooking oil (up to 20 litres)
Wangara Recycling Centre (Weekends and Public Holidays only)
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Small amounts can be soaked up by paper or food and placed in the green top domestic waste bin

Cookware (pots, pans etc.)
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare
Yellow lid recycling bin (If it has to be thrown away)

Cork
Green lid domestic waste bin

Cosmetic jars (glass)
Yellow lid recycling bin (remove lids)

Clothing
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare
Gumtree
Garage Sale Trail

Crockery/ceramics (plates, pots, cups)
Bulk Junk Collection (in seperate box)
Charity organisation – i.e. Good Sammy’s, Salvos, Vinnies, Anglicare

Crockery/ceramics (plates, pots, cups broken)
Bulk Junk Collection (in seperate box)

Cutlery (metal) and knives
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare
Yellow lid recycling bin (If it has to be thrown away)

D

Deodorant (roll on)
Yellow top recycling bin

Detergent bottles
Yellow top recycling bin - lid removed 

Diesel and petrol
Wangara Recycling Centre (Weekends and Public Holidays only)
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Household Hazardous Waste drop off days

Dirt/soil/clean fill
Tamala Park tip (fees may apply)
Balcatta Recycling Centre (fees may apply)
Organise private skip bin. (The City does not have an affiliation with any skip bin providers).

Disposable razors
Yellow top recycling bin

Doona
Bulk Junk Collection
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare
Charity clothing and textile drop off day

DVD Player
Bulk Junk Collection
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
E-Waste drop off days

DVDs
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare

DVDs broken
Green top domestic waste bin

E

Egg cartons
Yellow top recycling bin
Wangara Recycling Centre (Weekends and Public Holidays only)

Electric blankets
Bulk Junk Collection
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
E-Waste drop off days

Electric appliances (small)
Bulk Junk Collection
E-Waste drop off days
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Electronic devices (e-waste)
Bulk Junk Collection
E-Waste drop off days
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Engine oil (up to 5 litres)
Wangara Recycling Centre (Weekends and Public Holidays only)
Place next to your recycling bin on collection day in original container
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Envelopes
Yellow top recycling bin

Exercise equipment
Bulk Junk Collection

Exercise equipment (in working order)
Bulk Junk Collection
Gumtree

F

Fibre glass
Tamala Park tip (fees may apply)
Balcatta Recycling Centre (fees may apply)
Organise private skip bin. (The City does not have an affiliation with any skip bin providers).

Fire extinguishers
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Household Hazardous Waste drop off days

Film canisters
Yellow top recycling bin

Fishing hooks
Green top domestic waste bin

Fishing rods
Working order - Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare
Damaged - Bulk waste collection
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Flares
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Household Hazardous Waste drop off days

Florist foam
Green top domestic waste bin

Flowers
Green top domestic waste bin
Home compost

Fluorescent tubes and globes
Bunnings Joondalup
Household Hazardous Waste drop off days
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Wanneroo Library and Community Centre

Food scraps
Green top domestic waste bin
Home compost

Furniture (broken)
Bulk Junk Collection

Furniture (suitable for reuse)
Bulk Junk Collection
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare

G

Garden Chemicals & Poisons
Household Hazardous Waste drop off days

Garden Hose
Verge junk collection

Garden Waste (larger branches, logs, roots)
Green Waste Verge Collection

Garden waste (small prunings, leaf fall, grass clippings)
Small items - Green lid domestic bin
Bulk Junk Collection (in bags or boxes)
Wangara Recycling Centre (Weekends and Public Holidays only)

Gas bottles / cylinders (LPG/propane/butane only)
Gas bottles can be taken back to the suppler 
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Glad wrap (clean)
Recycle through the REDcycle program at Coles supermarket

Glass (bottles and jars) - lids removed
Yellow top recycling bin

Glass (framed only e.g. windows/doors)
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Glass - broken
Yellow top recycling bin

Grass/turf that still has sand/soil attached
Tamala Park tip (fees may apply)
Balcatta Recycling Centre (fees may apply)
Organise private skip bin. (The City does not have an affiliation with any skip bin providers).

Gravel
Tamala Park tip (fees may apply)
Balcatta Recycling Centre (fees may apply)
Organise private skip bin. (The City does not have an affiliation with any skip bin providers).

Grease-proof paper (clean)
Yellow top recycling bin

Grease-proof paper (dirty)
Green top domestic waste bin

Guttering
Bulk Junk Collection
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

H

Hair (false, wigs, extensions)
Green top domestic waste bin

Hair (real)
Green top domestic waste bin

Hard drives
Bulk Junk Collection
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
E-Waste drop off days

Heat packs - gel
Green top domestic waste bin

Heat packs - wheat
Green top domestic waste bin

Hose piping (reticulation or pipe)
Bulk junk collection
Tamala Park tip

Household batteries
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Wangara Recycling Centre (Weekends and Public Holidays only)
Household Hazardous Waste drop off days
Libraries
City of Wanneroo Civic Centre
Yanchep Community Centre

Household hazardous waste
Household Hazardous Waste drop off days
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

I

Inflatable pool toys/mattresses
Yellow top recycling bin

Ink cartridges
Wangara Recycling Centre (Weekends and Public Holidays only) (free)
Australia Post outlets (recycled)

Insecticides
Household Hazardous Waste drop off days
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

J

Jars
Yellow top recycling bin

Jewellery
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare

Junk mail
Yellow top recycling bin

Juice boxes
Yellow top recycling bin

K

Kerosene
Household Hazardous Waste drop off days
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Kitty litter
Green top domestic waste bin

Knives (in usable condition)
Charity organisations - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare

Knives (dull/broken)
Wrap in newspaper and place in green top domestic waste bin
Tamala Park for scrap metal recycling

L

Large garden waste
Green waste verge collection
Wangara Recycling Centre (weekends only)

Laminated paper
Green top domestic waste bin

Lawn clippings
Wangara Recycling Centre (Weekends and Public Holidays only)
Green top domestic waste bin

Lawn mower
Bulk Junk Collection
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Lever arch files (remove metal binder)
Yellow top recycling bin (both parts)

Lids (bottles, cartons)
Green top domestic waste bin

Lids (jars, tubs)
Yellow top recycling bin

Light globes
Disposal units are Wanneroo Library & Cultural Centre (WLCC)
Tamala Park
Balcatta Recycling Centre
Bunnings Warehouse Joondalup

Lunch boxes/Tupperware
Yellow top recycling bin
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare

M

Magazines and brochures
Yellow top recycling bin

Manure/animal droppings
Green top domestic waste bin
Home compost

Mattresses
Bulk Junk Collection
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Mattress Base
Bulk Junk Collection
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Meat trays (polystyrene/foam)
Green top domestic waste bin

Medicine
Return to any pharmacy

Mirrors (framed/whole)
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Bulk Junk Collection

Mobile phones
Return to mobile phone retailer
Wangara Recycling Centre
Visit mobilemuster.com.au to find your nearest location
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Wangara Recycling Centre

Motor oil (1 x 5litre sealed can only)
Place next to your recycling bin on collection day
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Wangara Recycling Centre

N

Nail polish bottles (full)
Household Hazardous Waste drop off days

Nappies (disposable) & Wipes
Green top domestic waste bin

Needles & Sharps
 Visit www.safesharps.org.au to find your nearest location

Nespresso pods
Check Nespresso website for drop off locations

O

Oil (cooking)
Tamala Park
Small amounts of cooking oil (i.e. for shallow frying) can go in domestic bin providing it is soaked up by paper towel or newspaper.

Oil (motor) up to 5 litres
Place next to your recycling bin on collection day.
Household Hazardous Waste drop off days

P

Packing  polystyrene (packing foam)
http://www.clawenvironmental.com/
Bulky, white polystyrene in yellow top recycling bin

Paint and solvents
Household Hazardous Waste drop off days
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Paint tins (empty/dry)
Yellow top recycling bin

Paper (not shredded)
Yellow top recycling bin

Paper (Shredded)
Green top domestic waste bin

Paper towels (used)
Green top domestic waste bin

Pens/biros/textas/pencils
Green top domestic waste bin

Pest control products
Household Hazardous Waste drop off days
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Pesticides
Household Hazardous Waste drop off days
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Petrol or diesel
Household Hazardous Waste drop off days
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Phone books
Yellow top recycling bin

Photocopiers
Bulk Junk Collection
E-Waste drop off days
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Picture frames
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Bulk Junk Collection
Green top domestic waste bin (no glass)

Picture frames (broken)
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Bulk Junk Collection
Green top domestic waste bin (no glass)

Pillows
Green top domestic waste bin

Pizza boxes (empty and clean)
Yellow top recycling bin

Placemats (plastic)
Green top domestic waste bin
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare

Plasterboard
Tamala Park tip

Plastic bags (empty)
Recycle through the REDcycle program at Coles supermarket

Plastic containers (food, drink) - lids removed
Yellow top recycling bin

Plastic plant pots
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Bulk Junk Collection
Yellow top recycling bin

Poisons
Household Hazardous Waste drop off days
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Pool covers
http://www.clawenvironmental.com/

Pottery
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare

Prams/pushchairs
Bulk Junk Collection

Prams/pushchairs (broken)
Bulk Junk Collection
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare

Printer cartridges
Recycle at Australia Post Outlets
Wangara Recycling Centre (Weekends and Public Holidays only)

Printers
Bulk Junk Collection
E-Waste drop off days
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Projectors
Bulk Junk Collection
E-Waste drop off days
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

PVC (windows/doors)
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Pyrex (ovenware)
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Green top domestic waste bin

R

Radios
Bulk Junk Collection
E-Waste drop off days
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Railway sleepers
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Take to Mountain Movers

Refrigerators and freezers
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Reticulation pipe
Bulk Junk Collection
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Rope
Green top domestic waste bin

Rubber bands
Green top domestic waste bin

Rubber gloves
Green top domestic waste bin

Rugs
Bulk Junk Collection
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

S

Sanitary products
Green top domestic waste bin

Scanners
Bulk Junk Collection
E-Waste drop off days
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Scrap metal (sheeting, wire)
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Seedling containers
Yellow top recycling bin

Shoes
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare
Green to domestic waste bin

Shower screen
Tamala Park tip

Steel
Bulk Junk Collection (to be separated from other rubbish)
Tamala Park Recycling Centre 

Stoves
Bulk Junk Collection
Tamala Park Recycling Centre 

Smoke alarms
Household Hazardous Waste drop off days
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Soap
Green top domestic waste bin

Soil
Tamala Park tip (fees may apply)
Balcatta Recycling Centre (fees may apply)
Organise private skip bin. (The City does not have an affiliation with any skip bin providers).

Spectacles/glasses
Specsavers Wanneroo
PersonalEYES

Syringes and needles
Visit safesharps.org.au to find your nearest location

T

Take away paper food containers
Green top domestic waste bin

Take away plastic food containers (rinsed)
Yellow top recycling bin

Telephones
Bulk Junk Collection
E-Waste drop off days
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Television
Bulk Junk Collection
E-Waste drop off days
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Thermometers (mercury)
Household Hazardous Waste drop off days
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Tiles
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Tiles (Broken)
Tamala Park tip

Timber
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Timber (treated)
Recycling Centre Balcatta, 238 Balcatta Road, Balcatta: 9205 8555
Wangara Recycling Centre (Weekends and Public Holidays only)

Tissues
Green top domestic waste bin

Toilet paper rolls (inner)
Yellow top recycling bin

Tools
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Bulk Junk Collection
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare

Toothbrushes
Green top domestic waste bin

Toothpaste tubes
Green top domestic waste bin

Toys (broken)
Bulk Junk Collection
Tamala Park tip

Toys (electronic)
Bulk Junk Collection
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare

Toys (in good working order)
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Bulk Junk Collection
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare

Tree loppings
Wangara Recycling Centre (Weekends and Public Holidays only)
Tamala Park (fees will apply)

Trophies
Bulk Junk Collection
Tamala Park

Tupperware
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Bulk Junk Collection
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare

Two stroke oil (up to 5 litres)
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Place next to your recycling bin on collection day.

Tyres
Tyre Waste (9459 2468, 20 Kelvin Road, Maddington)
Tamala Park
Balcatta Recycling Centre

U

Umbrellas
Verge junk collection

V

Vacuum cleaner
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Bulk Junk Collection
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare

Vacuum cleaner dust
Green top domestic waste bin

Vehicle oil (up to 5 litres)
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Place next to your recycling bin on collection day.

Video player
Bulk Junk Collection
E-Waste drop off days

Video tapes
E-Waste drop off days

Vinyl
Bulk Junk Collection

W

Water filters
Green top domestic waste bin

Waxed cardboard
Yellow top recycling bin

Waxed paper
Yellow top recycling bin

Weeds
Green top domestic waste bin
Bulk Junk Collection (in bag or box)

Wheel chairs
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Bulk Junk Collection
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare

Wheelbarrow (Tyre removed)
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Bulk Junk Collection
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare

White goods
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Bulk Junk Collection (to be separated from other rubbish)
Charity organisation - i.e. Good Sammy's, Vinnies, Anglicare

Windows (with or without glass)
Tamala Park Recycling Centre

Wine bladders pourer removed (clear only)
Recycle through the REDcycle program at Coles supermarket

Wood (broken furniture, lengths, cut offs)
Tamala Park Recycling Centre
Bulk Junk Collection

Wooden pallets
Bulk Junk Collection

Wrapping paper
Yellow top recycling bin

X

X-ray films (Films only. Dispose of packets, reports and records separately)
Return to SKG Clinic if SKG films.
Quantum Technical Services, Unit 1 63 Furniss Road, Darch. Phone:  9302 3466 (No Fees Apply)
CMA Ecocycle, Unit 8 89 Christable Way, Landsdale. Phone 9302 6887 (No Fees Apply)

Y

Yogurt containers (rinsed)
Yellow top recycling bin

Z

Zip lock bags
Green top domestic bin