In this section, residents can learn how to be an effective recycler and about the steps the City is taking to minimise waste.
In a partnership with the nationwide recycling service TechCollect, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder now offers an E-Waste recycling program for TVs, computers, printers and computer accessories. TechCollect was initiated after the federal government passed the 2011 Product Stewardship Act which requires that all Australians have access to an e-waste collection service by December 2013. This recycling service began in May 2013 and since then over 30 tonnes of e-waste has been recycled that would otherwise have ended up in landfill. To make use of this service, simply bring your old TVs, computers, printers and computer accessories to the Yarri Road Disposal Facility and look out for the TechCollect signage upon entry.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has offered a kerbside commingled recycling service since 2007. This service collects over 2000 tonnes of recyclables each year that would otherwise end up at the Yarri Road landfill. It is important that we recycle as much as we can, as the Yarri Road landfill has a finite capacity and the less waste sent to landfill, the longer this facility will stay open. Recycling also means that less valuable non-renewable resources are required to produce the everyday products that we all use.
To ensure that contamination of recyclables keeps to a minimum, please only recycle the following items in your blue and yellow recycling bin:
Demolition Waste Recycling
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is committed to ensuring the greatest possible proportion of waste resulting from the demolition of Council buildings is recycled. When appropriate, Council demolition waste is picked up by a suitable demolition and salvage company that is able to recycle much of the waste. Between 30-50% of demolition waste from commercial buildings is recyclable and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has already ensured that waste from a number of its demolition projects has been picked up by a company able to separate it for recycling. An example of this is stage one of the Lord Forrest Pool Redevelopment, a large commercial site with a lot of resulting demolition waste.