Household Hazardous Waste Disposal  


Household hazardous waste is waste that contains chemicals which can be harmful to humans and the environment. This waste does not belong in your residential bins because it is dangerous. It can harm our workers and cause fires at our facilities and in our trucks.  


The Bridgetown Waste Facility can accept the following hazardous items: 

  • Asbestos (charge and limits apply) 
  • Batteries – household + vehicle 
  • Fluorescent light tubes and globes 
  • Dried paint 
  • Medical Sharps 

Due to conditions of our operating licence, we cannot accept: 

  • Liquid paint, varnishes and solvents 
  • Aerosols 
  • Household chemicals 
  • Pesticides/poisons 
  • Fuel and coolant 
  • Gas bottles 

    The nearest facility who can accept these hazardous items is in Bunbury, at the Stanley Road Waste Management Facility. For more information:    Household Waste Program


    The Bridgetown Waste Facility can only accept small amounts of asbestos, a maximum of 0.2m3 and carries a gate charge to cover transport and disposal - see    Fees & Charges

     Transport and presentation of asbestos must be according to the Environmental Protection (Controlled Waste) Regulations 2004 as follows: 

    • Separated from other material for disposal where that is reasonably practicable. 
    • Wrapped in builder's construction grade plastic (200um), taped (preferably with duct tape) and placed on a pallet.
    • Wrapping must be in a manner that prevents asbestos fibres entering the atmosphere during transportation. 
    • Clearly labelled as “CAUTION ASBESTOS” with lettering at least 50mm high. 

      Loads that have split or damaged wrapping, are not taped, or have exposed asbestos contravene the regulation and will not be accepted. 

      Asbestos Information Sheet