Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste

RFT 005/11 - Expires 30/August/2018 Dale Chapman Procurement & Category Manager (08) 9213 2095

Service Offering

Tox Free are the Preferred Supplier for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) disposal for Local Government. HHW can include paints, pesticides and chemicals. WALGA administers the HHW Program, which is funded by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Levy. 

Tox Free are contracted to provide waste transport and recycling/ reuse/disposal services for the HHW Program. The HHW Program provides funding for the recycling/disposal of the HHW collected at 14 HHW facilities managed by Local Governments and Regional Councils, which provide locations for householders to drop off their hazardous waste. Please visit for the locations of these facilities. 

The Program covers a limited number of products: 

  • Acids (NOTE: some Local Government permanent HHW facilities do not accept hydrofluoric acid)
  • Aerosols (CFC based, paints, lacquers, pesticides etc.)
  • Alkalis
  • Batteries (lead acid and dry cell)
  • Compact fluorescent lamps and fluorescent tubes
  • Cyanides
  • Engine coolants and glycols
  • Fire extinguishers (non-halon only)
  • Flammable liquids (e.g. hydrocarbons and fuels)
  • Flammable solids
  • Flares
  • Gas cylinders
  • General household chemicals (e.g. cleaning products)
  • Heavy metal compounds
  • Inorganic oxidising agents (e.g. pool chlorine)
  • Low level radioactive substances (e.g. smoke detectors)
  • Mercury (e.g. thermometers)
  • Organic peroxides
  • Paint
  • PCB materials
  • Pesticides (including Schedule X pesticides)
  • Solvents

For more information on the HHW Program, please contact Rebecca Brown - Waste and Recycling on 9213 2063 or email

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The Preferred Supplier for this Contract is legally required to provide their best prices and conditions of supply to Local Governments purchasing through the WALGA Preferred Supply Contract.

Household Hazardous Waste

Preferred Suppliers

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