The Henderson Waste Recovery Park is located at 920 Rockingham Road in Henderson. (view Google map opens in a new window for directions and opening hours).
The park is open seven days a week, every day of the year except Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
Opening hours are:
- Transfer station:
- 8am to 4.30pm for cars and trailers
- Gates close at 4.30pm
- Trucks on weighbridge:
- 7am to 4pm from Monday to Saturday
- 8am to 4pm on Sundays
- Reuse shop:
- 8am – 4pm (enter by 3.45pm) Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.
- Fees shown below may be subject to change.
- Each load will be assessed by the weighbridge attendant whose decision shall be final.
- Due to safety concerns vehicles with pets will NOT be admitted.
The park accepts:
General household including furniture, whitegoods and electronics
General commercial waste
Construction and demolition waste
The park also accepts the following items; however, some conditions and/or additional fees apply:
Asbestos must be:
Firmly wrapped and sealed in heavy duty builder’s plastic
Put in bundles that you can manage without assistance
Placed on top of the load for inspection prior to entry
Delivered before 4pm (to allow for special burial).
Please note there is an additional charge for disposing of asbestos. Refer to Trailer passes, fees and charges.
Environmentally sensitive, extraordinary or class II or III
Disposal of environmentally sensitive, extraordinary or Class II or III waste is by negotiation.
Special handling charges apply for non-compliance and/or burials. Please refer to Trailer passes, fees and charges.
Domestic quantities of green waste (including branches and pruning suitable for mulching) is accepted at Henderson Waste Recovery Park.
You can also dispose of green waste at the Regional Resource Recovery Centre (view Google map for directions and opening hours).
Mattresses (innerspring only)
A maximum of four innerspring mattresses can be disposed of per load (not including base or foam mattresses).
Please note there is an additional charge for disposing of mattresses. Refer to Trailer passes, fees and charges.
Paint and household hazardous waste
Residents and businesses can dispose of paint and paint containers free of charge via the Paintback scheme.
A maximum of 100 litres in volume will be accepted per visit.
Paint must be in containers no larger than 20 litres.
Household hazardous waste
Residents can dispose of up to 20 litres per day of household hazardous waste, free of charge.
The types of hazardous waste accepted includes:
Aerosols – CFC based
Aerosols, flammable – paint and lacquers
Aerosols, flammable – pesticide
Arsenic based products
Batteries – nickel cadmium
Batteries – other (excludes Lithium and Thionyl Chloride)
Engine coolants and glycols
Fire extinguishers – non-Halon
Flammable liquids – hydrocarbons and fuels
Fluorescent tubes, CFL and light fittings
General household chemicals eg cleaners
Heavy metal compounds
Inorganic oxidising agents – eg pool chlorine
Low level radioactive substances eg smoke detectors
Mercury – elemental
Solvents – halogenated
Unknown chemicals (if they are in a secure, sealed, chemical resistant container).
A maximum of four tyres can be disposed of per load (on or off rim).
Please note there is an additional charge for disposing of tyres. Refer to Trailer passes, fees and charges.
To enter the Henderson Waste Recovery Park, you will require a trailer pass or pay the entry fee.
Additional charges apply for the disposal of asbestos, mattresses, tyres and Class II and III waste (see below).
Cockburn residents receive six trailer passes with their annual rates notices.
Trailer passes can be used for standard entry into the Henderson Waste Recovery Park and for disposal of green waste at the Regional Resource Recovery Centre.
Renting? We suggest you contact your landlord or agent to request a trailer pass. If you do not have a trailer pass, you will need to pay the entry fee (see below).
How to use your trailer pass
Simply present your trailer pass at the gate, with the vouchers intact.
Cut off vouchers will not be accepted
You cannot sell or transfer your trailer passes.
Please note there is an additional charge for the disposal of asbestos, innerspring mattresses, tyres and class II and III waste. See below.
Entry fees for cars, utes and trailers (where no trailer pass is presented)
|Load of waste||Cost per load (inc. GST)|
Per car (excluding utes and trailers)
Ute or trailer not exceeding 1m3
Ute or trailer load not exceeding 1-2.5m3
Ute or trailer load not exceeding 2.5m3
Entry fees for trucks
Please note: Clean fill is not accepted at this time.
|Type of waste||Minimum cost per load||Cost per tonne|
Inert waste (off liner): Includes sand, concrete, rubble and bricks only. No gyprock or timber.
Timber packaging (off liner): Includes uncontaminated timber packaging only. No chipboard, cardboard or plastic.
Mixed waste (on liner): Includes domestic and general waste, plaster, timber, steel and other building material.
The following charges are in addition to the tip pass or entry fee.
|Waste type||Additional charge|
Asbestos: Residents (with proof of address)
$8.00 per full size sheet
Asbestos: Non residents
$9.00 per full size sheet
Mattresses (innerspring only)
$20.00 per mattress
Tyres: Car (on or off rim)
Tyres: 4WD (on or off rim)
Class II waste*
$190.00 per tonne
Class III waste*
$200.00 per tonne
Why does it cost so much to bring my waste to you?
A seven day a week landfill and recycling operation is expensive. You may not know:
Modern, best-practice landfills must not present an environmental hazard for future generations. Constructing and operating a safe and clean landfill costs many millions of dollars.
For many decades after the landfill is full, costly environmental protection and monitoring of the site is required.
Landfill plant and equipment is highly specialised and expensive to purchase, operate and maintain in the harsh environment.
Specialist recyclers charge the City of Cockburn for recycling materials like cardboard, e–waste, tyres and mattresses. In fact, scrap metal and items sold in the Reuse Shop are the only items that generate an income for the City.
The City must pay the State Government a landfill levy of $70 + GST for every tonne of waste sent to landfill. Each small trailer load of waste weighs an average of 300kg, which costs the City $21 per trailer.
The City’s fees and charges are kept to an absolute minimum
Why do you not accept items free of charge to the Reuse Shop?
The City treats all items it receives as waste and charges a fee for the following reasons:
Some items dropped at the Reuse Shop can’t be sold for safety reasons. The State Government forbids the sale of certain products such as cots, helmets, baby capsules and cycle machines, even if they’re in great condition.
Some items like office chairs are over-supplied and difficult to sell.
The City’s trained staff must assess whether each item is suitable for resale. The feedback from our customers is that they appreciate the high quality of items in the Reuse Shop, which can only be maintained by charging to accept waste items.
Why is the Reuse Shop not open seven days per week?
During the week, most of the Recovery Park’s customers are commercial and do not visit the Reuse Shop. Most domestic customers attend the site on the weekends when they have time to browse.
Only opening the shop on weekends when it is busy reduces operating costs and allows us to keep prices low.
Why should I separate the different types of waste in my trailer?
Separating your waste makes unloading quicker and helps us to recycle more of your waste.
Why aren’t we open longer?
Opening hours are 8am-4.30pm, seven days per week, 362 days per year. Staff start work at least one hour before the first customer arrives, and process waste for an hour after the last customer leaves. This is to ensure the site operates well and complies with its licence conditions.
The City of Cockburn provides its residents with generous additional waste removal and recycling opportunities through bulk verge collections, weekly recycle bin collections and fortnightly garden waste collections (eligible properties only).
Why can’t I bring a dog on site?
Uncontrolled dogs have resulted in attacks at the community drop-off facility. This measure protects staff and customers.
Why can’t I sell or transfer my trailer passes?
Residents receive six trailer passes each year for their own household waste. The annual rates include a waste charge based on how many trailer passes were used in the previous year.
The City is aware that some residents sell or give away their trailer passes. This leads to additional disposal costs, which will increase everyone’s annual rates in the following year.
Trailer passes will be cancelled when we believe fraud has occurred.
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For information on the Henderson Waste Recovery Park, please contact us.