Yesterday’s fire at Cleanaway’s South Guildford MRF has completely destroyed the facility and resulted in a major disruption to the City’s recycling program.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said that all of the City’s recycling was being processed at the South Guildford MRF, and Cleanaway had advised that it could not receive recycling materials for the foreseeable future.
“Cleanaway has advised that they won’t be able to stockpile the recyclable materials either at the Kalgoorlie MRF or at any other facilities, due to lack of space and the risk of creating further fires,” he said.
“As an interim measure, recycling will be disposed of at the Yarri Road Refuse Facility until we receive further advice from Cleanaway.
“This situation is still unfolding, and our contractor, Cleanaway is investigating all other options for processing recycling.
“Residents are urged to continue using their recycling bins appropriately so we can recommence processing immediately once a recycling solution has been identified. This is obviously not an ideal situation, but we will keep the community updated as we receive further advice from Cleanaway.”