Yarri Road Refuse Facility

The Yarri Road Refuse Facility is the City's waste disposal facility, located at 33 Yarri Road, approximately 7 kilometres north-east of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

There is no cost to dispose of domestic household waste brought by residents of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Commercial waste streams have applicable charges as outlined in the City's Schedule of Fees and Charges

Opening Hours

The Yarri Road Refuse Facility is open from Monday to Sunday between 7am and 4.45pm*. The Facility is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day. 

*Must have entered the refuse facility by 4:30pm. Gates close at 4:45pm sharp.

Conditions of Entry

Everyone entering the Yarri Road Refuse Facility must abide by the following Conditions of Entry:

  • 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.

Domestic Waste Disposal

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.

This includes:

  • Putrescible waste
  • Garden waste
  • Cleanfill (soil)
  • Clothing and linen
  • Tools
  • Toys
  • Electronic waste
  • Packaging waste
  • Bricks and concrete (up to 1m3).

Waste streams that are not classified as domestic household waste, include but are not limited to the following:

  • Bricks and concrete (over 1m3)
  • Construction and demolition materials;
  • Asbestos;
  • Contaminated soil;
  • More than two vehicle tyres;
  • Chemicals and paint; and
  • Hazardous materials.

Four Tonne Residential Tip Pass

The residential tip pass policy allows residential properties to dispose of up to four tonnes of waste per financial year for no charge. One pass is available per residential property each financial year and is valid for 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 waste (day-to-day waste generated by domestic properties). For further information please view the Policy in the sidebar.

Domestic waste carried in vehicles and trucks larger than 1.2m x 2.4m or carried in contractor vehicles on behalf of the resident, require a residential tip pass.

To obtain a Residential Tip Pass please fill in the application form, and deliver it to the City either via email or in person.

Reuse and Recycling

The City supports resource recovery at the YRRF and the recyclable goods listed below should be separated and placed in the designated areas provided.

  • Aluminium cans
  • Cardboard
  • Electronic waste (computers, TVs, printers from households and small to medium enterprises, maximum 2 items per customer per day, commercial disposal not permitted)
  • Lead acid car batteries
  • Scrap metal
  • Used motor oil
  • Whitegoods
  • Paint


Unwanted paint and packaging can be recycled through Australia’s Paintback Scheme. Eligible products must be separated from other waste to divert it from landfill. Accepted paint products at the Yarri Road Refuse Facility’s collection point include:

  • Deck coatings
  • Floor paints
  • Interior and exterior architectural paint (water and solvent based)
  • Packaging
  • Primers and sealers
  • Shellacs
  • Stains and varnishes
  • Undercoats
  • Urethanes
  • Wood coatings

Commercial and Industrial Waste

Commercial and industrial waste streams are charged disposal fees based on the waste stream and tonnage disposed of. 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 2019) by a NATA accredited laboratory. Results must be provided to the City's Waste Team prior to approval to dispose at Yarri Road Refuse Facility.

Commercial and industrial waste must be weighed and categorised by the Yarri Road refuse facility staff.

The Department of Water and Environment Regulation provides guidance for the classification of waste for acceptance to landfills, including:

  • Landfill classes and waste types
  • Definitions
  • Classification of waste
  • Sampling solid waste and interpretation of results

Asbestos and Synthetic Material Fibres (SMF) Disposal

Before you dispose of asbestos or SMF at the facility you must follow the below criteria, or waste will not be accepted:

  1. Asbestos and SMF must be separated from other materials for disposal;
  2. Asbestos and SMF must be double wrapped and sealed with tape in a way that prevents asbestos fibres from entering the atmosphere during transport;
  3. Asbestos must be labelled with the words ‘CAUTION ASBESTOS’ in letters not less than 50mm high;
  4. Provide notice to the Facility at least 24 hours prior to disposal;
  5. Provide a valid building or demolition permit for the address where the waste originates for all disposal over 1m3;
  6. Use a licensed asbestos removalist and present a building or demolition permit for all waste over 10m2;
  7. Provide proof of residency such as a driver’s license or rates notice for domestic disposal;
  8. 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.

Vehicle Disposal

A vehicle acceptance criteria form is required to be submitted when disposing of obsolete vehicles at the facility.

The vehicle acceptance criteria include:

  • 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 is removed.

For more information please refer to the ‘vehicle waste acceptance form’ which is required to be completed upon arrival at the weighbridge.

Contaminated Waste/Soil Disposal

Any potentially contaminated soil must be tested in accordance with the Landfill Waste Classification and Waste Definitions 1996 (As amended 2019) 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.

Used Tyre Disposal

Domestic Disposal:

Households located within Kalgoorlie-Boulder are permitted to dispose of up to eight (8) tyres a year per rateable property. This includes four (4) tyres at any one time. Tyres must be disposed of without rims, and proof of residence must be provided on disposal.

Commercial Disposal:

Commercial operators must complete and submit a Disposal of Used Tyres Declaration Form prior to disposing of tyres at the Facility. Tyre disposal fees are charged at a minimum rate of 1 tonne and must be prepared according to following guidelines:

  • Heavy earthmoving tyres must be cut into quarters prior to disposal and must be received as stand-alone loads;
  • Motorbike, car, 4WD and truck tyres must be shredded, or walls cut and tread halved prior to disposal. These cannot be mixed with heavy earthmoving tyres;
  • Tyres with rims will not be accepted.

Please see the attached Used Tyre Disposal Fact Sheet for further information. Approved Disposal of Used Tyre Declaration Forms are valid for 1 month from date of approval. 

Tyre disposal over 200kg requires a valid controlled waste tracking form, which MUST provide the address of the source of the waste (not a related company address). Please note that you must be a licenced controlled waste carrier to transport used tyres within Western Australia.

More information about the transportation of used tyres can be found on the Department of Environment and Regulation’s website.

Unaccepted Items

Items not accepted, but not limited to:

  • Class III and IV contaminants
  • Nuclear waste
  • Hazardous waste (substances which are toxic, infectious, mutagenic, carcinogenic, teratogenic, explosive, flammable, corrosive, oxidising or radioactive)
  • Liquid waste

For further information please contact the City on (08) 9021 9600 or the Yarri Road Refuse Facility on (08) 9091 4308.

Quick Links

Residential Tip Pass Application Form

Residential Tip Pass Policy

Hazardous Waste Disposal Guide

Transporting Used Tyres

Disposal of Used Tyres Declaration Form

Used Tyre Disposal Fact Sheet

Construction and Demolition Fact Sheet

Vehicle Waste Acceptance Form

Landfill Waste Classification and Waste Definitions 1996

Email the Waste Team

Yarri Road Refuse Facility Contaminated Solid Waste Disposal Requirements

Contaminated Solid Waste Declaration Form

Fact Sheet - Commercial Green Waste Disposal

Asbestos Disposal Guide