Other Disposal Options

Disposal Options

Composting Organic Waste at Home 

On Call Collection Services

Battery & Globe Collections

Recyclable Goods Drop Off Mornings

Disposal Options

For a full list which includes the items below please see the A-Z Waste list and select ‘2-bin system’.

Aerosol cans : Bring to the next Recycle Dropoff Morning  or drop off any time to Red Hill Waste Management Facility.

Aluminium lined UHT containers: These are not recyclable in your yellow lid bin so should go in your general waste bin.

Clothes or textiles: Take to op shops, sell them online, share with friends and place ragged ones in your general waste bin. If placed in the recycling bin, clothing can wrap around machinery at the recycling facility, causing delays and damage to equipment.

Garden waste or food waste: From August 2020 Town of Bassendean residents will receive a brand new FOGO (Food Organics, Garden Organics) bin to put all garden and kitchen food scraps into. This new bin will receive a lot of the material from your general waste bin which would otherwise go to landfill. Find out more by visiting the  FOGO page.

Until you receive your new bin, place garden and food waste into your general waste bin or set up a home compost, Bokashi or worm farm. 

Gas bottles: These are considered Household Hazardous Waste as they can explode, check here for drop off locations. 

Hazardous waste: Items such as batteries, paint, chemicals, aerosols, engine coolant and fluoro globes and tubes can be disposed of for free at one of the following collection points

Meat trays: Due to contamination of meat trays and the materials used to make them, they should be placed in your general waste bin.

Mobile Phone: No electronics should ever go into your kerbside bins. Take these to the Town of Bassendean Library (along with household batteries, mobile batteries, printer cartridges, light globes and unwanted spectacles).

Nappies: Place in your general waste bin or make the switch to modern cloth nappies. Visit the Australian Nappy Association for more information.

Polystyrene: Bring to the next Recycle Dropoff Morning  or drop off any time to Claw Environmental, 5 Forge St, Welshpool.

Ropes, cables or garden hose pipes: Place them in your red-lid bin. They are not recyclable. They are difficult to separate and damage equipment. 

Soft plastics and plastic bags: Collect your bubble wrap, chip packets and other scrunchable items for disposal at major supermarkets. Visit https://www.redcycle.net.au/. Avoid buying plastic in the first place, buy food in bulk or take your own container.

Composting Organic Waste at Home 

The Town will be introducing a third bin for organic waste called FOGO. This new bin will be rolled out to all residential properties from July 27 2020. We still however encourage residents to use home methods to process organic waste as there are great benefits to improving soil in your own backyard. The three most popular methods for processing organic waste at home are:

Bokashi composting


Worm farming

The Town provides a subsidy to its residents to encourage use of these systems at home. The above systems can be purchased through the Town at 40% of their retail value. In order to be eligible for the subsidy you must be a Town of Bassendean resident. A limit of one system per household applies.

Bokashi bucket with 1kg Bokashi mix  $34.00

Worm farm with 1kg worms                  $51.50 

220L compost bin                                    $20.00

Please contact the Town of Bassendean Recycling & Waste Services team at wasteservices@bassendean.wa.gov.au or by calling 9377 8000 to order your chosen system.

On Call Collection Services

A free collection service is available for Town of Bassendean residents at residential properties for:

  • Fridges/Freezers (doors removed)
  • Mattresses (limited to three per year, per household)

Please call Suez on 9350 7195 to arrange collection.

Battery & Globe Collections

Old Perth Road Library accepts the following items:

  • Household batteries
  • Mobile phones (35 Old Perth Road only)
  • Printer cartridges
  • Light globes
  • Spectacles

Recyclable Goods Drop Off Mornings

Date: 9am – 12pm Saturday October 16, 2021 and Saturday 7 May, 2022

Where:  69 Scaddan Street, Bassendean

Bring: Your ID and proof  of your address as this is for Town of Bassendean residents only

Items accepted


Bikes, BBQ's, metal bed frames, iron/tin sheeting, air con units, hot water systems, dismantled swings, trampolines, white goods


Any untreated timber-off cuts (no longer than 1.5m), crates (NO MDF, painted, stained or laminated cabinets or furniture accepted)


TV's, computers, set-top boxes, monitors, keyboards, game consoles, speakers, stereo equipment, printers, scanners, photo copiers, DVD players, laptops, mobile phones, cameras


Cardboard boxes, cartons & packing boxes (NO plastic or polystyrene packaging)


Car, trailer, 4WD (off rims only) (4 per household)


 Plastic tape and stickers removed


 Empty and gas exhausted


Asbestos Carpet Paint Household hazardous waste
Sofa or lounges Glass panels Green waste or household rubbish Mattresses
 Furniture or cabinets
Gas cylinders PVC

Commercial / Industrial or Construction waste