Hazardous waste drop-off day

Household hazardous waste, including old batteries, can be left at Tamala Park on the weekend of September 22-23.

YANCHEP residents can take household hazardous waste, including unwanted chemicals, to Tamala Park later this month.

The City of Wanneroo is holding a household hazardous waste drop-off day in conjunction with Mindarie Regional Council later this month.

A city spokeswoman said although hazardous items can already be disposed of at Tamala Park the drop-off weekend will help the city to better understand the quantities and types of household hazardous waste, to plan for the future disposal of hazardous chemicals.

She said if hazardous waste items were placed in kerbside bins they would contaminate the composting and recycling processes and cause groundwater pollution.

The free drop off day is for City of Wanneroo residents only and no commercial loads (over 20kg-20 litres) will be accepted.

Other waste disposed of may be subject to charges.

Products accepted on the drop off day include acids, alkalis and household chemicals (e.g. cleaners), batteries (household and car) engine coolants and glycols, motor oils, flares and flammables, fluorescent lamps and tubes (CLFs) and smoke detectors, gas cylinders (small household) and aerosols, paint, thinners and solvents pesticides-herbicides, poisons, pesticides herbicides, pool chemicals and fire extinguishers – non halon (red) only.

Products not accepted on the day include commercial and industrial waste, explosives, ammunition and firearms and medications and pharmaceuticals.

Household hazardous waste can be left at Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Ave on the weekend of September 22-23 between 8am and 4pm.