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Recycling household hazardous waste

Household hazardous waste

City of Gold Coast provides drop off facilities for household hazardous waste for residents at two designated community waste and recycling centres - Helensvale and Merrimac waste and recycling centres.

Why do I need to dispose of my household hazardous waste correctly?

Household hazardous waste includes everyday products such as bleach, oven cleaners, mineral turpentine, fuel, herbicides and pool chlorine. Many of these products are not dangerous goods, however some can be flammable, corrosive, explosive or toxic and must never be disposed of in your household waste bin.

For safety reasons, residents are asked to deliver hazardous waste in non-leaking containers. Please be aware that the City keeps all containers that the waste is delivered in.

Some handy tips:

The following items are not accepted at household hazardous waste drop off points:

What happens to household hazardous waste?

Household hazardous waste is separated and treated according to its type.

How do I reduce household hazardous waste?

What do I do with my waste paint?

Paint is now recycled as part of the Paintback scheme. Paintback eligible products are accepted at the following centres:


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