City's first Household Hazardous Waste Day a huge success

News Update 10 July 2024

On Saturday, 6 July, the City of South Perth hosted its first Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at Bill Grayden Reserve carpark in Como.

The free drive-in and drop-off event, held in partnership with Cleanaway, saw residents safely and responsibly dispose of unwanted chemicals and hazardous materials, preventing them from creating clutter at home, or worse – being treated as general waste and ending up in landfill.

Approximately 380 vehicles drove in and dropped off hazardous waste, averaging one car every 45 seconds.

Cleanaway left with fully loaded trucks, carrying 13,485 kg of hazardous waste including batteries, aerosols, fire extinguishers, pesticides, and gas cylinders. Paint tins were the most disposed items of the day.

The event received overwhelmingly positive feedback from residents who appreciated the convenience of not having to exit their vehicles while Cleanaway collected, sorted, and tested all items.

This initiative emphasises the importance of not disposing of explosive, corrosive, or toxic household chemicals in any verge side collection bin. Improper disposal of these items can pose serious risks to residents, pets, waste collectors, and the environment.

For those unable to attend, household hazardous waste items can be disposed of at the Ranford Road Resource Recovery and Waste Transfer Station, located at 81 Ranford Rd in Canning Vale. Disposal is free for both residents and non-residents.

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