Recycling tips and services

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

Recycling Education Program

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is rolling out a recycling education program to help reduce the amount of non-recyclable items being placed in recycle bins, thanks to a Waste Authority Community Education grant.

Find out all about the education program, plus handy tips on recycling, by downloading the Recycling Pamphlet. 

Bin Tagging & Inpections

From the end of April 2017, City officers will be systematically visiting households in Kalgoorlie-Boulder to inspect recycle bins. If you're bin is inspected, you will receive a tag providing feedback.

First & Second Inspection

On the first inspection, you will receive a 'thank you' or 'we ask one small favour' tag on your bin to let you know if you are recycling right.
If you received the 'we ask one small favour' tag, your bin will be inspected a fortnight later to check you've improved. Please refer to your recycle pamphlet for tips on recycling.

Third Inspection

If non-recyclable items are noted in your bin on a third occaision, your bin will not be emptied and you will need to remove the items before your bin is collected the following fortnight.

 The following items should be recycled using your yellow lidded recycle bin:



Do not place the following in the recycling bins:

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 .


Battery recycling

Batteries cannot be placed in your kerbside recycling bin as they are a fire-hazard.

There are a number of options to recycle your batteries:

  • Yarri Road Refuse Facility - Recycle Lead Acid Batteries. Please place these in the designated area in an upright position to prevent spills.
  • C.D. Dodd Scrap Metal Recyclers - Recycle batteries including single use, rechargeable and disposable, as well as various other items. Located at 1 Coath Road, Kalgoorlie.
  • Telstra - Recycle household batteries in store.

Kerbside Recycling & Collection days

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder introduced kerbside recycling in 2007, and has contracted Transpacific Cleanaway to collect residential recycling in the community. 

Download your 2017 recycling calendar here for a quick reference to your collection week and items you can and can't recycle. If you would like a copy of the recycle calendar you can collect on from the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Administration Building.

Visit our IntraMap service to look up your property and see what day your bin will be collected. Enter your address into the street adress search at the bottom of the page and you will see the details of your property on the right hand side of the screen including your bin collection day and your recycling zone. 

Alternatively, you can download the Bin Collection Map and the Recycling Collection Map

If your bin has been missed in the collection round, please contact Cleanaway on 9091 5686.