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Waste and recycling on the Gold Coast

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Landfill disposal fees

Find below the current landfill disposal fees and charges effective 1 July 2018.

These charges apply to commercial waste disposal only. Domestic waste disposal is not charged, with the exception of regulated wastes, such as asbestos, tyres and special burials.

Waste type Charge
Mixed waste $100.70 per tonne
Mixed waste minimum charge (up to 140 kilograms) $15.09 per transaction
Mixed and green waste from outside city limits $204.50 per tonne
Green waste (including untreated timber) $57.50 per tonne
Green waste minimum charge (up to 200 kilograms) $11.52 per transaction
Asbestos* $242.10 per tonne
Asbestos* minimum charge (up to 240 kilograms) $60.20 per transaction
Polystyrene/surfboard blanks $875.50 per tonne
Sand, soil and rock $100.70 per tonne
Concrete disposal $41.90 per tonne
Concrete minimum charge (up to 260 kilograms) $11.11 per transaction
Special/supervised burial* $164.90 per tonne
Special/supervised burial* minimum charge (up to 158.5 kilograms) $29.40 per transaction
Permitted regulated waste * (normal burial) $100.70 per tonne
Contaminated soils Price on application
Sale of soil or sands** Price on application
Sale of crushed concrete** $11.52 per tonne
Weighing - for the purpose of registration only
Please note: Only available at Reedy Creek Waste and Recycling Centre and Stapylton Recycling Centre and Landfill.
$37.90 per vehicle
Passenger car tyre ^ $5.20 each
Passenger car tyre and rim ^ $10.20 each
Light truck tyre (4x4 also) ^ $7.85 each
Light truck tyre and rim ^ $15.09 each
Truck tyre ^ $18.30 each
Motor cycle tyre ^ $2.65 each
Bobcat/forklift tyre ^ $18.30 each
Tractor/grader tyre (less than 1.5 metres) ^ $140.10 each
Tractor/grader tyre (greater than 1.5 metres) ^ $227.70 each
Scrap metal (separated) Free of charge

Visit our Waste and recycling centres page for locations, opening hours, and an interactive map to help you find which centres accept the items listed above.


  • All listed fees are GST inclusive.
  • Mixed loads containing general waste and green waste shall be charged at the mixed waste rate.
  • Mixed loads containing unseparated recyclable materials shall be charged at the applicable rate for the waste type.
  • Mixed loads containing regulated waste shall be charged at the regulated waste rate.
  • Payment is by cash, cheque or EFTPOS. Please note that payments by credit card will incur a surcharge.

* Only regulated wastes permitted under the development approval conditions for each landfill site can be received. Definitions of regulated waste can be found in the Waste Reduction and Recycling Regulations 2011. The guidelines state that asbestos must be wetted and wrapped in plastic for transportation and must be placed on the ground with bundles intact.

** Subject to availability

^ Up to five (5) tyres maximum can be accepted from both commercial and domestic customers per visit. 

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