Bin Collection

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder provides weekly general waste collection and fortnightly recycling collection services to residential and commercial properties.

Both services use 240-litre mobile garbage bins (MGBs):

  • General waste: green bin with red lid
  • Recycling: green bin with yellow lid (bins provided before 2019 will be blue with a yellow lid)

For bulk domestic waste disposal, residents can book a bulk bin or apply for a residential tip pass.

When is my bin day?

Use our Find My Bin Day link to look up your property and see what day your bins are collected.

Collection times may vary, so place your garbage and recycling bins at the kerb by 6 am on the day of collection. They must be 80 cm apart, with handles facing the property and the lid opening towards the road. Avoid placement near trees or parked cars.

What can I put in my bins?

General waste bin:

  • Non-recyclable items
  • Nappies
  • Food scraps
  • Broken glass
  • Ceramics
  • Garden clippings

Recycling bin:

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic bottles and containers (remove lids)
  • Paper and magazines (not shredded)
  • Cardboard (please flatten)
  • Steel and aluminium cans

Items that can’t be placed in either bin:

  • Hot ashes
  • Flammable liquids
  • Oil
  • Paint
  • Solvents
  • Tyres
  • Syringes and needles
  • Timber pieces
  • Steel
  • Rubble
  • Bricks
  • Concrete
  • Gas bottles
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Batteries

Can I Dispose of Batteries?

Disposing of batteries incorrectly is a major hazard for our community.

Lithium-ion batteries, found in common household items, can explode when disposed of incorrectly. 

The Yarri Road Refuse Facility are having an increasing amount of fires caused by batteries. 

Disposing of batteries in residential wheelies bins may cause the rubbish track to catch on fire.

Lithium-ion fires have been reported to cause property damage, serious skin burns, chemical exposure and smoke inhalation.

For the safety of our staff, residents and wider community, please ensure you are disposing of batteries correctly, and only disposing them at the below battery recycling facilities. 

πŸ”‹ Batteries N More 6 Coventry Street, Kalgoorlie
πŸ”‹ CD. Dodd 1 Coath Road, Kalgoorlie
πŸ”‹ Bunnings Warehouse 139 Boulder Road, Kalgoorlie
πŸ”‹ Woolworths 340 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie
πŸ”‹ IGA O’Connor Corner of O'Connor Street and Maguire Street, Somerville
πŸ”‹ Return-It Kalgoorlie 5 Brooks Way, West Kalgoorlie
πŸ”‹ Coles Kalgoorlie 169-173 Egan Street, Kalgoorlie
πŸ”‹ Yarri Road Landfill Weighbridge 33 Yarri Road

Commercial Properties

Commercial properties in Kalgoorlie-Boulder can access 240 litre size waste bins and 240 litre size recycling bins through the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Waste bins are emptied weekly, and recycling bins can only be emptied on a fortnightly basis in line with City’s domestic recycling collection schedule.

Commercial customers should note the following requirements:

  • Bins are to be placed out the evening prior to collection or by 6am on the day of collection, and returned back to your property after collection within 24 hours.
  • Bins must be kept on the business’ premises at all other times and not in a public place unless prior written approval has been obtained from the City. Bins left in a public place for longer than the calendar day of the bin’s collection may be removed.
  • Wheelie bins assigned to commercial properties by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder are to be issued with an Authorised Bin Sticker. The sticker should be placed on the front of the bin so that it is easily visible from the street. If you have any questions regarding Authorised Bin Stickers, please contact Waste Services Team.
  • Bins should be placed correctly on the kerb with the lid closed.
  • Bins should not be too heavy - your bin may not be collected if it weighs more than 70 kilograms.


Should you require a replacement bin for a stolen or damaged bin, please complete the Bin Service Request Form and email it to

You can request additional bin services for your commercial property by completing a Bin Service Adjustment Form. Please see the current Fees & Charges Schedule for the associated costs.

For more information on commercial waste and recycling services, contact the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Waste Services Team on 9021 9600.

Why wasn't my bin collected?

Bins must be out before 6 am on your collection day to avoid it being missed if there is a change of driver or route. The best time to put your bin out is the night before. Bins that are overloaded (over 70 kg) are unable to be lifted.

If your bin was out before 6 am and was not collected, please contact the City on 9021 9600.

My bin is broken, how can I get it fixed? 

Damaged bins can be reported to the City on 9021 9600. If your bin cannot be repaired, it will be replaced at no additional fee.

My bin is missing, what do I do? 

If your bin is missing, please download and submit a Replacement Bin Request Form. Please note this document must be signed and applicable fees paid for requests to be processed.

There is a fee of $48.00 (effective from 1st July 2023) for replacing bins in accordance with the Provision and Replacement of Mobile Garbage Bins Policy.

I moved into a new property, how do I get bins? 

If you have moved into a newly built property or an existing property that is missing its bin(s), please download and submit a New Bin Service Request Form. Please note this document must be signed and applicable fees paid for requests to be processed.

My bin is smelly, can I get a new one? 

You are responsible for cleaning and maintaining your bins. The City will not replace dirty or smelly bins.

To prevent your bin from becoming smelly:

  • Wrap moist and perishable foods in newspaper
  • Freeze smelly foods such as seafood until the night before collection
  • Store your bin in a shaded area
  • Clean your bin regularly using hot soapy water

I have trouble moving my bin, can I get help? 

If you are having trouble moving your bin to and from the kerbside for collection due to permanent or temporary immobility, you can apply for the disability service. As part of this service, the driver will collect your bin from your residence, take it to the truck to empty and then return it on your usual bin days.

To apply for the disability service, you must make an appointment with your doctor, who will determine if it is required. Your doctor will then send a letter to the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, who will advise our waste contractor Cleanaway of your name and address details. Once confirmed and approved, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder will advise you of the commencement date.


Bulk Bin Request

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder provides its residents with general waste bulk bins. Households are entitled to one bulk bin per financial year. A maximum of 4 cubic meters and 1000kg in weight of waste will be collected.

Allowed: Household furniture, floor coverings (e.g. carpets/underlay), e-waste (electronic waste) such as televisions, computers, monitors, mobile phones, old bicycles, bed frames/headboards, general junk, green waste, bulky household items and oversized cardboard packaging.

Not Allowed: Asbestos, bagged waste, car parts, construction/demolition or building waste, sanitaryware (toilets/baths/sinks), sand, rubble, concrete, pavers, food waste, gas bottles, glass items (windows/glass panes, tables, etc.), household hazardous waste (including paints, garden or household chemicals, fire extinguishers, gas cylinders, etc.), liquid waste, mattresses, turf (real), tyres, fencing and white goods.

Please Note: As of 1 July 2023, a fee of $25.00 (inc GST) applies to booking the Bulk Bin service.


Bin Tagging Program - 2024

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is participating in WALGA's Bin Tagging Program from 13 February 2024 - 9 April 2024.

The purpose of this program is to encourage homeowners to conscientiously seperate materials into the designated household bins, a challenge that many Local Governments face. The program aims to empower residents to efficiently source seperate and assist the City with recycling efficiently. 

The approach of bin tagging allows the City to deliver direct feedback on the contents of both the Recycling and General Waste bins. Once checked, each bin receives a tag indicating whether its contents are appropriate, offering residents specific insights and general guidelines on permissible items.

Bin taggers will conduct a visual assessment of each bin's contents and leave a feedback card for the resident. If extreme contamination occurs, the City may refuse for the bin to be collected, until all contamination items are removed.

City Officers will be completing audits at random across all suburbs within Kalgoorlie Boulder.

I received a tag, what does it mean?

Each tag will have specific feedback and information based on the contents of your bins.

Recycling Bins

General Waste Bins

Quick Links

Find my bin day

New Build Bin Service Request Form

Adjustment Bin Request Form

Replacement Bin Request Form

Hazardous Waste Disposal Guide

Provision and Replacement of Mobile Garbage Bins Policy

Schedule of Fees and Charges

WALGA's Bin Tagging Program

Household Recycling Calendar 2024

Waste and Recycling Guide 2024