New Recycling Stations

Published: Friday, 14 September 2018 at 12:12:16 PM

Items such as household batteries, printer cartridges and light globes cannot be placed in residential rubbish bins and contain harmful substances.

These items can be properly disposed of in the new specialised recycling stations that have been installed at Beatty Park Leisure Centre and Hawaiian's Mezz Shopping Centre, as well as the existing drop off points at the City of Vincent Library and City of Vincent Administration Centre. See below for full details of what can and cannot be disposed of at each drop-off location, plus information about what happens to each material once it's disposed of.

MATERIAL

NOT

ACCEPTED

DROP-OFF LOCATIONS ALTERNATIVE DROP-OFF LOCATION

INCORRECT

DISPOSAL

RECYCLING

OUTCOMES

Household Batteries

Any batteries that do not fit in the entry slot, e.g. car batteries

Commercial quantities

Beatty Park

The Mezz

Vincent Library

Vincent Administration

Balcatta Recycling Centre, 238 Balcatta Road

Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue

If batteries are not properly recycled they end up in landfill where they leak and contaminate soil and groundwater with the toxic metals cadmium, mercury and lead.

Plastic and metals recovered for reprocessing.

Chemicals used in glass and textile manufacture.

Fluorescent lights and tubes 

Any globes that do not fit in the entry slot

Commercial quantities

Beatty Park

The Mezz

Vincent Library

Vincent Administration

Balcatta Recycling Centre, 238 Balcatta Road

Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue

Fluorescent lights and tubes only contain a small amount of mercury. Fortunately, the risk of mercury poisoning when a light is broken is extremely low.

Mercury in landfill, however, breaks down to toxic chemicals which spread through the wider environment into the air, water and soil.

Metals recycled, mainly for dental amalgam.

Glass recycled into wool for insulation.

Phosphorus powder used to make fertiliser products.

Ink Cartridges

Any large printer cartridges that do not fit in the slot

Commercial qualtities

Beatty Park

The Mezz

Vincent Library

Vincent Administration

Balcatta Recycling Centre, 238 Balcatta Road

Tamala Park, 1700 Marmion Avenue

Planet Ark

Officeworks

Ink cartridges are made up of many recyclable materials (plastics, metals, toner and ink)

Incorrect disposal of printer cartridges increases waste sent to landfill.

Toner recycled into asphalt mix.

Metals and plastic recovered for re-manufacture of new cartridges and stationery.

Ink recovered for new cartridges.

Mobile Phones Commercial quantities

Only at:

Vincent Library

Vincent Administration

Balcatta Recycling Centre

Tamala Park

Most mobile phone retailers

Some mobile phones are coated with metals that can be toxic when left in landfill.

Plastics down-cycled into products like shipping pallets.

Some metals recovered for re-manufacture.

For more information, visit our waste & recycling page below, call us on 9273 6000 or email waste.enquiry@vincent.wa.gov.au

Waste & Recycling

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