Other waste disposal options

Did you know that 3,134.2 tons of junk/hard waste went to landfill last year? An audit of this material showed that 75 per cent was classed as recyclable. 

As part of our commitment to being both sustainable and environmentally conscious, the City hosts Recyclable Goods Drop Off Days.

Drop-off days

Find a suitable drop-off date

We will be hosting recyclable goods drop-off days on the following Saturdays:

  • May 12, 2018
  • June 16, 2018

Check what can be dropped off

Only certain items are able to be dropped off on these days. Please check the list of items accepted at drop-off days.

Make sure you have ID

You will need to bring ID and proof of your address on the day as this service is limited to City of Swan residents only.

Drop off your goods

Goods can be dropped off at Jack Williamson Oval between 8am and 1pm.

Waste Disposal Centres

Bullsbrook Recycling Centre

Location: 121 Stock West Road, Bullsbrook
Business hoursThurs - Sun 8.30am - 4.30pm 
(Closed Mon - Wed, Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Years Day)
Fees: The Bullsbrook Recycling Centre is free to all City of Swan residents with ID and proof of address.
Accepted items: View the full list of accepted items at Bullsbrook Recycling Centre

Red Hill Waste Management Facility

Red Hill Waste Management Facility is available to all City of Swan residents with ID and proof of address.

Location: 1094 Toodyay Road, Red Hill
Business hours: Monday to Friday: 7am - 4pm, Saturday: 8am - 4pm, Sunday: 10am - 4pm
(Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
FeesHousehold hazardous waste is free
a
ll other waste will incur a fee - view other fees and charges at Red Hill
Accepted items: View a full list of items accepted at Red Hill

Please contact the Red Hill Waste Management Facility on (08) 9574 6235 for further information.

Other Waste Disposal Locations

Find more waste disposal options below.

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, Balcatta, (08) 9345 8555
  • Tamala Park Waste Disposal Facility, Mindarie, (08) 9306 6303
  • Railway Road Transfer Station, Toodyay, (08) 9574 2258

For a full list of locations and more information visit: WasteNet - WALGA.

Other options

Other ideas of where to take some of your unwanted items are listed below. Also you may wish to download our Waste & Recycling Guide

 Item name Recycling options

Batteries (household)

Recycle household batteries by dropping them off in the battery bins located at all local libraries, council offices and selected shopping centres. Visit www.rgang.org.au for a full list of locations.

Consider using rechargeable batteries. 

 

Books, bric-a-brac, clothing, furniture

If your household furniture is in good, clean condition, why throw it out? Why not try contacting one of the pick-up services listed below below:
  • Anglicare Home Collection Service Balcatta -  (08) 9263 2004
  • Good Sammy Home Collection Canning Vale - 1300 855 130
  • Paraplegic-Quadriplegic Association Shenton Park - (08) 9381 0111
  • Salvation Army Home Collection Service Perth - 137 258
  • St Vincent de Paul Society Osborne Park - (08) 9444 5622
  • Giv.org.au Various www.giv.org.au
Computers & televisions The City of Swan supports the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme which is a recycling service for unwanted televisions, computers and computer products (such as keyboards, mouse devices and scanners).

Households, small businesses and schools can drop-off their unwanted televisions and computers free of charge to Red Hill Waste Management Facility.

Cardboard / packaging boxes Cardboard can be dropped off at the Red Hill Waste Management Facility.  There will be no charge for residents if cardboard is packed flat and with no foreign matter.
Car parts, bodies & metal items Check the Yellow Pages for a local scrap metal dealer. Car batteries and other batteries can be taken free of charge to Battery World stores. You can also drop these off at Red Hill Waste Management Facility (fees may apply).
Demolition & building waste To find local recycling options for construction and demolition waste visit recycling near you website.  You can also take your items to the Red Hill Waste Management Facility.
Fluorescent tubes/globes You can drop them off at the City of Swan Administration Centre, Midland Library, and selected shopping centres. For your nearest drop-off point visit the R-Gang website (households only, no businesses).
Mattresses Recycling fees may apply. Organisation Location Phone Hazelmere Recycling Centre Hazelmere (08) 9274 7807 Red Hill Waste Management Facility Red Hill (08) 9574 6235. 
Medicines Take out-of-date or unwanted medicines to participating local pharmacists to make your home a safer place. Don’t put them in your general rubbish or flush them down the drain. 
Mobile phones Most mobile phone retailers will take these back, or try:
Plastic bags Recycling bins are available at the front of most Coles or Woolworths supermarkets to recycle plastic bags. Consider taking re-useable bags when shopping. 
Polystyrene packaging

Polystyrene cannot be recycled using the yellow-top recycling bin.

Take your polystyrene to be recycled here: Organisation Location Phone CLAW Environmental Welshpool (08) 9333 4888. 

Printer cartridges Many printing supplies stores can refill your cartridges or will take them for recycling. Check the Planet Ark recycling boxes in participating libraries and post offices.
Spectacles & reading glasses Many optometrists collect used spectacles and reuse them. Check with your local Lions Club, they run a recycling reading glasses program.

As part of our commitment to being both sustainable and environmentally conscious, the City hosts Recyclable Goods Drop Off Days. Items accepted at the drop off days include:

  • Metals - dismantled trampolines/swings, corrugated iron/tin sheeting, air condition units, hot water systems, car body parts, bikes, BBQ's, bed frames, empty paint cans
  • Wood - Any untreated timber - off cuts (no longer than 1.5m), crates, pallets (this is shredded at the EMRC Hazelmere Facility for use as particle board , poultry bedding, etc). No cabinets or furniture is accepted.
  • Plastic - children's toys, plastic furniture, pots, bins, crates, etc
  • TV/Computers - TV's, black boxes, computers, monitors, key boards, speakers, stereo equipment, printers, scanners, photocopiers, DVD players, Video Players, X-boxes  consoles, laptops, mobile phones, camera equipment, etc
  • White Goods - Fridges, freezers, stoves, microwaves, dish washers, washing machines, bar fridges , toasters, kettles, bar grillers
  • Mattresses -  futons, inner spring and foam single, double, queen, king,
  • Cardboard - any size card board boxes, paper
  • Batteries - any dry cell battery from energizers to nickel cadmium batteries, any wet cell battery from motor cycle to tractor/truck batteries
  • CFLs & Fluorescent Tubes
  • Green Waste

Please note: You will need to bring ID and proof of your address on the day as this service is limited to City of Swan residents only.

Disposing of hazardous waste and e-waste

Read the full list of hazardous waste.

Hazardous waste is any waste that poses a serious risk to the public or the environment, due to its reactivity, flammability, corrosiveness or toxicity. All hazardous waste must be disposed of at an appropriate facility. 

Find out why it is so important to dispose of them correctly due to them being considered hazardous to health and the environment. E-waste includes any electronic items.

If you have hazardous waste that needs disposing of, you can take it to the Red Hill Waste Management Facility. Find the list of hazardous items accepted at Red Hill Waste Management facility.  

Other locations

You may also be able to dispose of some hazardous materials at:

  • Recycling Centre Balcatta, Balcatta, (08) 9345 8555
  • Tamala Park Waste Disposal Facility, Mindarie, (08) 9306 6303
  • Railway Road Transfer Station, Toodyay, (08) 9574 2258
  • For a full list of locations and more information visit: WasteNet - WALGA

Disposing of e-waste

E-waste, including computers, televisions, peripherals and accessories can be taken to Bullsbrook Recycling Centre or Red Hill Waste Management Facility. View a full list of what is accepted

E-waste is also accepted at the City's regular Recyclable Goods Drop Off Days.