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Discover how we are protecting the Gold Coast's natural environment - our spectacular beaches, hinterland ranges, bushland and waterways - and how you can help.

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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.

But that's just the basics. We service more than 1000 public bins, run an annual bulk waste collection, clean up litter and illegal dumping, handle waste management services for events, plan for and build new infrastructure for processing waste and recyclables, and have a community and schools education program to help avoid waste and reduce litter.

We have a separate Waste and recycling website (formerly called GreenGC) for information on rubbish and recycling services.

Green waste bin

Use the following direct links to that website to quickly get the answers you need:

Information can also be found on current waste and recycling initiatives.

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