The Yarri Road Refuse Facility is the City's waste disposal facility and is located at 33 Yarri Road, approximately 7 kilometres north-east of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
There is no cost to dispose of domestic household waste brought in by residents of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Commercial waste streams have applicable charges as outlined in the City's Schedule of Fees and Charges.
The Yarri Road Refuse Facility is open from Monday to Sunday between 7 am and 5 pm*. The Facility is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day. Asbestos and Synthetic Material Fibres (SMF) Disposal
*5 pm close time sharp, please arrive by 4:30 pm.
Used Tyre Disposal
Before you dispose asbestos or SMF at the facility you must follow the below criteria, or waste will not be accepted
- Asbestos and SMF must be separated from other materials for disposal;
- Asbestos andSMF must be double wrapped and sealed with tape in a way that prevents asbestos fibres from entering the atmosphere during transport;
- Asbestos must be labelled with the words ‘CAUTION ASBESTOS’ in letters not less than 50mm high;
- Provide notice to the Facility at least 24 hours prior to disposal;
- Provide a valid building or demolition permit for the address where the waste originates for all disposal over 1m3;
- Use a licensed asbestos removalist and present a building or demolition permit for all waste over 10m2;
- Provide a proof of residency such as a driver’s license or rates notice for domestic disposal;
- Unwrapping of packages on-site is not permitted under any circumstances. Loads with torn plastic will be rejected.
These requirements are in place to ensure asbestos and SMF are disposed of safely and correctly. It is strongly recommended
that you engage a licensed removalist for any disposal of asbestos or SMF.
Domestic disposal: Commercial and industrial waste
Households located within Kalgoorlie-Boulder are permitted to didpose of up to eight (8) tyres a year per rateable property. This includes two (2) tyres on any one time. Tyres must be disposed without rims, and a proof of residence must be provided to dispose tyres.
Commercial operators must complete and submit a "Disposal of Used Tyres Decleration Form" prior to disposing tyres at the Facility. Tyre disposal over 200 kg requires a valid controlled waste tracking form, which MUST provide the address of the source of the waste (not a related company address).
Please see the attached Used Tyre Disposal Fact Sheet for further information.
Domestic waste disposal
Commercial and industrial waste streams are charged disposal fees based on the waste stream and tonnage disposed. Details of the applicable fees can be found in the City's Schedule of Fees and Charges. The weighbridge operator will assess the waste and determine the applicable waste stream to be charged.
Any potentially contaminated soil must be tested in accordance with the Landfill Waste Classification and Waste Definitions 1996
(As amended December 2009) by a NATA accredited laboratory. Results must be provided to the City prior to approval to dispose at Yarri Road Refuse Facility. Analysis results should be emailed to the City’s Waste Team.
Commercial and industrial waste must be weighed and categorised by the the Yarri Road refuse facility Site Controller.
The Department of Water and Environment Regulation provide guidance for the classification of waste for acceptance to landfills, including:
- Landfill classes and waste types
- Classification of waste
- Sampling solid waste and interpretation of results
Four Tonne Residential Tip Pass
There is no cost to dispose of household waste brought in by residents of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Residents of other Council's outside the City must pay the applicable commercial disposal fees.
Domestic household waste refers to waste streams generated from the day to day operations of a household on a residential premise. This includes:
- Putrisicble waste
- Garden waste
- Cleanfill (soil)
- Clothing and linen
- Electronic waste
- Packaging waste
- Bricks and concrete (up to 1m3)
Waste streams that are not classified as domestic household waste, but are not limited to, the following:
- Bricks and concrete (over 1m3)
- Construction and demolition materials;
- Contaminated soil;
- More than two vehicle tyres;
- Chemicals and paint; and
- Hazardous materials.
Conditions of Entry
The residential tip pass policy allows residential properties to dispose of up to four tonnes of waste per financial year at the Yarri Road Refuse Facility for free. One pass is avaialble per residential property each financial year, and is valid for a period of 7 days following the date of issue.
Commercial businesses are not entitled to this policy, however a commercial contractor may act on behalf of a residential property owner with written consent. Accepted waste is strictly limited to domestic refuse, which is detailed as day-to-day waste generated by domestic properties. For further infromation please view the Policy in the sidebar.
To obtain a Residential Tip Pass please fill in the application form, and deliver to the City either via email
or in person.
Everyone entering the Yarri Road Refuse Facility must abide by the following Conditions of Entry:
- You wear enclosed shoes;
- Obey all safety signs and directions from the Facility employees;
- Children under 15 years old remain in the vehicle at all times.
Reuse and Recycling
A vehicle acceptance criteria form is required to be submitted when disposing of obsolete vehicles at the facility.
The vehicle acceptance criteria includes:
- Proof of ownership/VIN number;
- Registration plates removed;
- Keys removed;
- Gas cylinders degassed;
- Batteries removed;
- Fuel removed;
- Oil removed;
- Wheels/tyres removed; and
- Waste from inside the vehicle removed.
For more information please refer to the ‘vehicle waste acceptance form’ which is required to be completed upon arrival at the weighbridge.
The City supports resource recovery and Contaminated waste/soil disposal
Recyclable goods should be separated and placed in the designated recycling areas provided.
A collection cage is provided for disposal of empty and clean aluminium beverage containers.
Several cardboard bins are avialble for free disposal for households
Electronic waste (e-Waste)
A Techcollect e-Waste container is provided for disposal of computers, TVs and printers. Households and small to medium enterprise (SMEs) are allowed to dispose waste generated through day-to-day operations. Maximum 2 items per customer per day.
Commercial disposal of e-Waste is not permitted through the Techcollect service. Please seek alternative commercial arrangements for e-Waste disposal.
Lead acid car batteries
Used motor oil
Any potentially contaminated soil must be tested in accordance with the Landfill Waste Classification and Waste Definitions 1996 (As amended December 2009) by a NATA accredited laboratory. Results must be provided to the City prior to approval to dispose at Yarri Road Refuse Facility. Analysis results should be emailed to the City’s Waste Team.