In 1997, EMRC commissioned WA's first multistore dangerous goods unit to store low hazard household waste or household hazardous waste. Fitted with a range of safety features, the unit allows different classes of dangerous goods to be stored within the one facility. By continuing to advocate safe and correct disposal of household hazardous waste to their residents, EMRC and its member Councils are ensuring that potentially dangerous chemicals and other toxins are diverted from landfill.
Residents can dispose of up to 20 litres or 20 kilograms of household hazardous waste at the Red Hill Waste Management Facility. Residents from the Town of Bassendean, City of Bayswater, City of Belmont, Shire of Kalamunda, Shire of Mundaring and City of Swan can dispose free of charge upon presentation of proof of address (rates notice / utility bill).
Household hazardous waste accepted at Red Hill includes:
Residents can also dispose of household hazardous waste at a number of HHW disposal days in Perth - click here for dates and information.
Incorrect disposal of household hazardous wastes can include pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or in some cases putting them into the rubbish bin. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, however they can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health.