Recycling FAQs

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding recycling in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

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When does my recycling bin get collected?

Your recycling bin will be collected once every 2 weeks, on the same day as your regular household rubbish collection. Please refer to our Bin collection page  for more information.
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Where will my bin be collected from?

Your bin will be collected from the same location as your standard household rubbish bin.
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What is the cost of the recycling bins, and what is the process if they get stolen?

There is no additional charge for recycling collection, as it is included in the refuse collection charge.

The stolen bin process  is the same for recycling bins as it is for regular bins.
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What can we recycle?

Information regarding what can and cannot be recycled is attached in a plastic sleave to your recycling bin lid. You can also find the list on our Recycling collection section .
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If I include items not currently on the recycling list in my bin, will this lead to them being recycled?

No, these items contaminated the recycling process and increase the cost of the service.
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Can I put recycling into plastic bags?

No. Please put all items loosely into the recycling bins—this assists the sorting process.
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Can we recycle stubbies?

Yes, provided they are empty. The same goes for cans. Please rinse all bottles, containers and cans before recycling.
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Which company provides our recycling services?

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has current contracted with Transpacific Cleanaway  to provide a recycling collection service. The contract is due to expire in June 2013.
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Where is the recycling plant located?

The waste sorting facility is located on Carnegie Street, West Kalgoorlie. The sorted products are then shipped to the appropriate processing plant.
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Will businesses get recycling bins?

Currently the kerbside recycling service is being offered to domestic residents only. Commercial recycling is available from private operators.
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