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Recycling Hazardous Waste

Common items like batteries, light globes and printer cartridges don’t belong in your bins. They are hazardous waste and need to be disposed of safely.

Hazardous waste can be disposed of at the Ranford Road Resource Recovery and Waste Transfer Station or at one of our conveniently located Recycling Hubs.

Where can I dispose of my hazardous waste?

Small household batteries, including button-sized, AA, AAA, C, D and 9V batteries (both rechargeable and non-rechargeable), are accepted in our Recycling Hubs.

Please don’t place batteries in your bins at home. If collected through kerbside services, batteries can cause serious safety issues, including fires and explosions. Batteries that end up in landfill leach toxic chemicals into the ground, contaminating soil and water. These chemicals can cause significant environmental and health issues.

Household batteries can be disposed of at:

  • Canning River Eco Education Centre, corner of Kent Street and Queens Park Road, Wilson
  • Cannington Library, 233 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington
  • City of Canning Civic and Administration Building, 1317 Albany Highway, Cannington
  • Herald Avenue Senior Citizens Centre, 2 Herald Avenue, Willetton
  • Hillview Intercultural Community Centre, 1-3 Hill View Place, Bentley
  • Lynwood Senior High School, 436 Metcalfe Road, Parkwood
  • Ranford Road Resource Recovery and Waste Transfer Station, 81 Ranford Road, Canning Vale
  • Riverton Library, 67 Riley Road, Riverton
  • Willetton Basketball Association, 58 Burrendah Boulevard, Willetton
  • Willetton Library, 39 Burrendah Boulevard, Willetton

Batteries can also be recycled at collection points near you. Visit the B-cycle and Recycle Right websites to find out where.

For mobile phones and camera batteries, please see the small e-waste section below.

Power tool batteries and motor vehicle / car batteries must be taken to the Ranford Road Resource Recovery and Waste Transfer Station.

Our recycling hubs accept ink cartridges, toner cartridges, laser cartridges, unused cartridges, toner bottles, fuser and drum units, enviroliner pens, print heads and waste hoppers from these brands:

  • Brother
  • HP
  • Canon
  • Dell
  • Epson
  • Fujifilm
  • Konica Minolta
  • Kyocera
  • Lexmark
  • Sharp
  • Toshiba
  • Planet Ark
  • Officeworks
  • Avery Dennison
  • Cartridge World
  • Ricoh
  • Winc.

It is important to recycle printer cartridges as the toxic chemicals contained within them can leach into the ground if put in landfill, contaminating soil and water.

Printer cartridges can be disposed of at:

  • Canning River Eco Education Centre, corner of Kent Street and Queens Park Road, Wilson
  • Cannington Library, 233 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington
  • City of Canning Civic and Administration Building, 1317 Albany Highway, Cannington
  • Herald Avenue Senior Citizens Centre, 2 Herald Avenue, Willetton
  • Hillview Intercultural Community Centre, 1-3 Hill View Place, Bentley
  • Ranford Road Resource Recovery and Waste Transfer Station, 81 Ranford Road, Canning Vale
  • Riverton Library, 67 Riley Road, Riverton
  • Willetton Basketball Association, 58 Burrendah Boulevard, Willetton
  • Willetton Library, 39 Burrendah Boulevard, Willetton

Some of the accepted e-waste includes mobile phones, keyboards, cameras, computer mice and cords. Mobile phone and camera batteries must remain in their device.

Items the size of a laptop and larger are not accepted through the Recycling Hub program due to size constraints. These bigger e-waste items are accepted at the Ranford Road Resource Recovery and Waste Transfer Station.

Small e-waste can be disposed of at:

  • Canning River Eco Education Centre, corner of Kent Street and Queens Park Road, Wilson
  • Cannington Library, 233 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington
  • City of Canning Civic and Administration Building, 1317 Albany Highway, Cannington
  • Herald Avenue Senior Citizens Centre, 2 Herald Avenue, Willetton
  • Hillview Intercultural Community Centre, 1-3 Hill View Place, Bentley
  • Ranford Road Resource Recovery and Waste Transfer Station, 81 Ranford Road, Canning Vale
  • Willetton Basketball Association, 58 Burrendah Boulevard, Willetton
  • Willetton Library, 39 Burrendah Boulevard, Willetton

Sam’s Spares

Residents can donate small e-waste to Sam’s Spares – a charity run by Sam, a 19-year-old Autistic man with Tourette Syndrome, who saves unwanted e-waste from landfill by repairing and rebuilding them. Note that a fee applies for non-residents. 

To help Sam collect e-waste, we’ve added a new collection point at the Ranford Road Resource Recovery and Waste Transfer Station. Sam accepts laptops, desktop computers, monitors, keyboards and mice, mobile phones, tablets, games systems and/or accessories, laptop power cables and computer parts.

Household light globes can be disposed of at:

  • Canning River Eco Education Centre, corner of Kent Street and Queens Park Road, Wilson
  • Cannington Library, 233 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington
  • City of Canning Civic and Administration Building, 1317 Albany Highway, Cannington
  • Herald Avenue Senior Citizens Centre, 2 Herald Avenue, Willetton
  • Hillview Intercultural Community Centre, 1-3 Hill View Place, Bentley
  • Ranford Road Resource Recovery and Waste Transfer Station, 81 Ranford Road, Canning Vale
  • Willetton Basketball Association, 58 Burrendah Boulevard, Willetton
  • Willetton Library, 39 Burrendah Boulevard, Willetton

Fluorescent light globes can be hazardous to the environment. If they end up in landfill, they leach toxic chemicals into the ground, contaminating soil and water.

Fluorescent tubes are not accepted at our Recycling Hubs due to size constraints. Fluorescent tubes can be taken for free to the Ranford Road Resource Recovery and Waste Transfer Station.

Please don’t place aerosols in your bins at home. If collected through kerbside services, aerosols can cause serious safety issues, including fires and explosions.

Aerosols can be disposed of at:

  • Canning River Eco Education Centre, corner of Kent Street and Queens Park Road, Wilson
  • City of Canning Civic and Administration Building, 1317 Albany Highway, Cannington
  • Hillview Intercultural Community Centre, 1-3 Hill View Place, Bentley
  • Ranford Road Resource Recovery and Waste Transfer Station, 81 Ranford Road, Canning Vale
  • Willetton Library, 39 Burrendah Boulevard, Willetton

Plastic bottle lids are not hazardous waste and should be thrown in your general waste bin. Alternatively, they can be disposed of at:

  • Canning River Eco Education Centre, corner of Kent Street and Queens Park Road, Wilson
  • Hillview Intercultural Community Centre, 1-3 Hill View Place, Bentley
  • Ranford Road Resource Recovery and Waste Transfer Station, 81 Ranford Road, Canning Vale
  • Willetton Library, 39 Burrendah Boulevard, Willetton

They will be recycled through Claw Environmental in Welshpool.

The items listed on this page are accepted by our Recycling Hubs. If your item isn’t listed above, then it likely needs to go to the Waste Transfer Station.

Please visit the Ranford Road Resource Recovery and Waste Transfer Station page to see a list of all accepted materials and details about fees, if applicable.

You can also use the Recycle Right website to find your nearest drop off point for a range of items.

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