Recycling tips and services

Find out what recycling services are available in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and how to recycling more effectively.

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Kerbside recycling

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder introduced kerbside recycling for residential properties in July 2007.

Please go to the Bin collection page for more information on this service.
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Home composting

Home composting is a great way to produce your own fertiliser and reduce the amount of waste going to a landfill.

Composting involves mixing different waste products in a bin or tumbler to decompose to produce a nutrient-rich organic fertiliser, which can then be either mixed and buried in the soil, or spread on the surface as mulch.

Materials suitable for composting include:

  • Vegetable and fruit scraps
  • Eggshells
  • Tea leaves
  • Leaves and weeds
  • Lawn clippings
  • Newspaper.

For more information, please contact Waste Management.
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Green waste chipping

Chipping removes a substantial amount of green waste from the Yarri Road Refuse Facility, increasing the lifespan of the landfill. However, the green waste needs to be uncontaminated.

Green waste is chipped opposite the gatehouse of the refuse facility. All clean green waste will be diverted there at no charge, but contaminated commercial green waste will be charged a fee.

The 'greenchip' produced is then used on the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s parks and gardens to improve water retention and lowers maintenance costs.
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Mobile phone recycling

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is a member of the Mobile Phone Industry Recycling Program. This means that the public can dispose of their mobile phones at the weighbridge of the Yarri Road Refuse Facility .

Please contact Waste Management for additional information.
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10 tips for better recycling

Here are 10 tips for more effective recycling:

  1. Have a separate bin in the kitchen for recyclables
  2. Only recycle plastic bottles with the recycle symbol
  3. Rinse all your recyclable containers and remove lids
  4. Place lids inside cans and squash them
  5. Compost your garden waste
  6. Buy fresh food where possible and compost the scraps
  7. Buy items made from recycled materials
  8. Avoid overly packaged and 'mini'-sized goods
  9. Choose refillable or reusable containers
  10. Take your own bags or boxes to the supermarket.

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