Waste and recycling
City of Gold Coast collects waste and recyclables from nearly 200,000 households and businesses across the city. We also run 12 waste and recycling centres where you can drop off waste and recyclables 363 days a year.
Find your nearest waste and recycling centre, including details about opening hours and the types of waste and recyclables accepted at each centre, using our interactive map. Grab a bargain at a recycle shop.
The City provides residential collection services on a weekly basis for general waste and fortnightly for recycled waste.
We also offer an optional green waste bin collection (serviced on alternate fortnights to the recycling bins), an extensive range of commercial waste management services, and a city-wide kerbside cleanup for residents.
Unsure of your bin collection day or recycling week? Need a bin repaired or replaced? Use our online forms to find your bin day, create a printable copy of your bin collection calendar, request a recycling calendar fridge card or repair/replace your bin.
Missed bin collection? Complete our online report a problem form to get your bin serviced as soon as possible.
Find out what you can recycle in our yellow lid recycling bins, plus how you can make a difference by recycling and reducing waste at home and in your garden, at school, in business and industry, and out in the community.
Read about the City's Solid Waste Strategy, adopted by Council of the City of Gold Coast on 1 September 2015 to guide the managing of our resources for a sustainable future.