Waste and Recycling - Hazardous and Electronic Waste

​Free Household Hazardous Waste disposal

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, flammable or reactive ingredients are considered to be Household Hazardous Waste and require special care for disposal. Household Hazardous Waste should not be disposed of in your rubbish or recycling bin or sent to landfill.

Household hazardous waste includes:

  • oil – cooking, household and auto
  • fuel, coolant and antifreeze
  • batteries – car and household
  • brake and transmission fluid
  • chemicals – pool and garden
  • kitchen and bathroom cleaners
  • flammable liquids
  • gas bottles – all types
  • fluorescent tubes and globes(including compact fluoros (CFL’s))
  • pesticides, herbicides and fungicides
  • paint – all types
  • signal flares
  • fire extinguishers
  • acids
  • solvents and glue
  • aerosol cans –  full/part full
  • paint stripper
  • ammonia based cleaners
  • pool chemicals and containers

Packaging and handling information

  • Always handle hazardous waste carefully and avoid direct contact.
  • Always wash hands after handling.
  • Keep products in original containers where possible
  • Label materials that are not in their original containers
  • Do not mix materials — they may react violently
  • If the container is damaged or leaking, place it in a larger container with a tight fitting lid and label the outer container with contents.

Drop-off centres

Bunbury Waste Operations

21 McCombe Rd Davenport

Open 7am-3.30pm Mon to Fri

Ph 9792 7333

Stanley Road Waste Facility

Stanley Rd, Australind

Open 8am-5pm every day except Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday

Ph 9797 2404

Free Electronic Waste Disposal

Electronic waste, commonly known as E-waste, is anything electrical or battery-operated other than whitegoods. E-waste should not be disposed of in your rubbish or recycling bin or sent to landfill.

Electronic items contain non-renewable resources such as tin, nickel, zinc, aluminium, copper and small amounts of precious metals. They also contain hazardous materials including lead, mercury, phosphorous and cadmium. Sending these products to landfill means the resources they contain are lost and there is potential for hazardous substances to be released into the environment.

Electronic waste accepted at the drop-off centres include:

  • computers and equipment — hard drives, monitors, towers,  mouse , keyboards, scanners, laptops
  • televisions (analogue, digital, LCD, flat screens)
  • DVD, CD and VHS players
  • computer game consoles
  • stereos
  • phones – mobile and landline
  • microwaves
  • vacuum cleaners
  • sewing machines
  • fans
  • cameras and camcorders
  • electric organs and keyboards
  • All electronic waste, regardless of brand or age

Electronic waste not accepted at the drop-off centres include:

  • White goods (fridges, washing machines, dryers, and air conditioners)
  • Commercial and industrial electronic waste

Drop-off centres

Bunbury Waste Depot

21 McCombe Rd, Davenport

Open 7am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

Phone 9792 7333

Officeworks Bunbury 

42 Wittenoom Street

Will accept computers and IT accessories only

Harvey Norman Bunbury

MacKinnon Way

Will accept TVs and computers only