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Merrimac Waste and Recycling Centre

Find details on the location, opening hours and items accepted at the Merrimac Waste and Recycling Centre.

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Merrimac Waste and Recycling Centre


Temporary closure of Merrimac Waste and Recycling Centre

Due to temporary Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games impacts, the Merrimac Waste and Recycling Centre will be closed from Monday 2 April to Sunday 15 April inclusive.

During this temporary closure, we recommend residents utilise the Reedy Creek Waste and Recycling Centre, located at 61 Hutchinson Street, Burleigh Heads. This centre is open from 7am to 4.50pm daily, except Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Opening hours

Days Times
Monday 7am - 4.50pm
Tuesday 7am - 4.50pm
Wednesday 7am - 4.50pm
Thursday 7am - 4.50pm
Friday 7am - 4.50pm
Saturday 7am - 4.50pm
Sunday 7am - 4.50pm

The City’s waste management facilities experience peak demand between 10am and 2pm. Avoid delays by timing your visit outside these times.

Dates closed

  • Good Friday
  • Christmas Day

Contact us

Phone: 07 5667 5976 from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Accepted items

The Merrimac Waste and Recycling Centre accepts general waste and recycles the following items:

Recycling electronics at the Merrimac waste and recycling centre
  • Car batteries (lead acid)
  • Cardboard
  • Charity donation bins
  • Comingled recyclables (yellow top bins) - aluminium cans, paper, plastic and glass bottles
  • Concrete (small domestic loads only)
  • Cooking oil (up to 20 litres)
  • Domestic green waste
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • eWaste
  • Gas bottles - empty (up to 9 kilograms)
  • Household hazardous waste, e.g. paint, pool chlorine, herbicides, fuel, oven cleaners, etc. (up to 20 litres)
  • Motor oil
  • Scrap metal
  • Soil and clean fill (road base and clay base only - small domestic loads only)
  • Whitegoods (degassing available)

The Centre does not accept commercial or work waste. Commercial waste is accepted at the waste and recycling centres at Stapylton (all), Reedy Creek (all) and Molendinar (commercial green waste only).

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