Bulk waste collection just got more flexible and convenient with the start of the verge valet trial.
Subiaco - A one stop destination like no other for retail, leisure and business.
Did you know there is free parking in Subiaco every weekend, and every evening after 5pm? Plus, you can find $9 a day parking in 13 spots across the City?
The City of Subiaco offers incentives and assistance for owners of heritage properties, including a heritage advisory service and heritage grants.
Subiaco is a unique, popular and welcoming place. We celebrate our rich history, while embracing the diversity and vitality of the present.
Our public spaces and diverse local businesses contribute to a happy lifestyle for all.
The full vision, and how it guides City operations, is detailed in the Strategic Community Plan.
For the safety and wellbeing of all residents and community members, strict precautions must be followed when removing, transporting, and disposing of asbestos and other hazardous waste.
Asbestos is a hazardous substance which presents a potential health risk.
The Health (Asbestos) Regulations 1992 outlines requirements for handling and removing asbestos. This includes wrapping asbestos in polyurethane plastic to prevent asbestos fibers from entering the atmosphere.
The only way to determine whether you have asbestos on your property is through laboratory testing. If you are not sure, always treat the material like it is asbestos.
You can also engage the services of a Worksafe licensed contractor to remove asbestos for you. A WorkSafe licensed contractor must be used if the amount of asbestos is over 10 square metres.
For more information on asbestos cement products in your home, please see the information below on asbestos removal, and the Department of Health website.
In case of suspected poisoning, call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26.
Please check the information below to learn more about hazardous waste.
Before conducting ‘do it yourself’ (DIY) projects around the home you must be aware of the Health (Asbestos) Regulations 1992 and health risks associated with handling asbestos products.
The above mentioned regulations set out requirements for the removal of asbestos throughout Western Australia and apply to both commercial sites and residential homes. Please take note of safe disposal requirements stipulated in the above mentioned regulation.
There is no possible way for an individual to determine with certainty that a product contains asbestos fibers, as the only conclusive way is by microscopic examination by an accredited laboratory.
Before undergoing a DIY project involving products which may potentially contain asbestos fibers consider engaging a licensed asbestos professional to assist.
The nearest transfer station to Subiaco accepting asbestos and hazardous household waste is West Metro Recycling Centre, on the corner of Brockway Road and Lemnos Street, Mount Claremont.
Disposal of asbestos at this site is subject to meeting requirements. For more information on these guidelines please visit the Western Metropolitan Regional Council website.
For more disposal locations please refer to waste management facilities (PDF, 91KB)
Household hazardous waste products can cause harm to the environment and to personal health, so it’s important to know the right ways to dispose of them. Because of their dangerous properties, you can’t dispose of them in your green waste bin, recycling bin or even your bulk verge collection.
Household hazardous waste includes:
batteries (lead-acid and dry-cell. Dry-cell batteries can also be dropped off at Subiaco Library and Bunnings Homebase Subiaco)
compact fluorescent lights and tubes (globes only can be dropped off at Subiaco Library)
engine coolants and glycols
fire extinguishers (non-halon only)
flammable liquids (e.g. fuels and hydrocarbons)
general household chemicals (e.g. cleaning products)
heavy metal compounds
inorganic oxidising agents (e.g. pool chlorine)
mercury (e.g. thermometres)
paint (for home tips on disposing of paint, read the APMF brochure)
PCB materials (e.g. transformers, generators, capacitors, fluorescent light fittings, electric motors, ceiling fans and dishwasher assembled prior to 1980)
For all commercial hazardous waste enquiries, please call the City on 9237 9254.
Household hazardous waste may be dropped off at the West Metro Recycling Centre, on the corner of Brockway Road and Lemnos Street, Shenton Park. For your safety, there are precautions you should follow when transporting chemicals to the Resource Recovery Centre:
keep chemicals in their original containers
ensure lids fit tightly
place containers of liquids in a tray or plastic bucket so that they do not spill or fall
pack powders and solids securely
keep corrosive chemicals, such as battery acid, away from poisons
keep oxidising agents, such as peroxide, away for other materials
protect taps on drums so taps do not break off
travel with your car windows down if carrying flammable or odorous materials
double-wrap old liquid containers in plastic bags to prevent leaking.
For more information, visit the Western Metropolitan Regional Council website.
Asbestos Awareness website
Department of Health publication: Asbestos–A guide for householders and the general public (PDF, 4.6MB)
Government of Western Australia, Department of Health publication: Asbestos in and around your home: What is the risk for disease? (PDF, 152KB)
Should you have any questions regarding the above information please contact the city’s Environmental Health Services team on 9237 9222.