Some waste is just too large to fit in your household bins. Other waste doesn’t belong in any of your household bins such as:
- Electronic waste (e-waste) – televisions, tablets, monitors, hard drives, etc
- Mobile phones
- Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) – batteries, aerosols, flammable liquids, paints, pesticides, etc
- Other problematic waste – tyres, asbestos, sharps/needles and medicine, etc
In these circumstances, there are a number of alternative disposal options available.
The weekend Greens Recycling Facility in Wangara accepts clean green waste from the public and creates mulch for resale to the public. It is also a recycling collection point for a number of items such as batteries, bulk cardboard, polystyrene and scrap metal.
The City is currently trialling a new program to recycle solar bubble style pool covers, regardless of manufacturer. Before you drop your cover off for recycling, please ensure it is free of organic matter such as leaves, and remove any cords or attachments. This program is a collaboration with Daisy Pool Covers will run until June 2023.
The nearest waste disposal site in the City of Wanneroo is Tamala Park, located at 1700 Marmion Avenue (near Mindarie).
Tamala Park operates a landfill, a free recyclable drop-off centre for items such as e-waste, household hazardous waste, and whitegoods, and a Reuse Shop. Asbestos is also accepted for disposal here.
The site is run by Mindarie Regional Council. Further information on fees, current items accepted for disposal, and opening times can be found on the Tamala Park website.
Waste disposal is also offered at Balcatta Recycling Centre, located at 238 Balcatta Road, Balcatta.
The centre offers a free recycling drop-off for items such as e-waste and scrap metal, a weighbridge to dispose of larger general waste loads, and a Recycling Shop.
Please refer to the Balcatta Recycling Centre website for up-to-date information on fees, accepted items, and opening times.
Recycling of specific items is also available in all four of the City’s libraries. Items accepted include household batteries, CFL globes, ink cartridges & pens.
For items not accepted at any of the above facilities, there are other options available.
Search for the specfic item using Recycle Right to find your nearest drop-off point.
Loading your trailer
If you’re using a trailer to offload a large amount of items to landfill or your local recycling facility, take a quick look at the video below for a few handy tips to ensure your drop-off is safe and simple.