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GC2018 waste collection services

To accommodate changes in traffic conditions and increased waste service demands, all bin collection times will change before, during and after the Games.

From 19 March to 20 April, we will be collecting waste and recycling from midnight to midnight to avoid traffic congestion and ensure our waste collection vehicles are well away from competition venues when spectators are expected to arrive.

To help ensure that your bin collection isn’t missed, please place your bins out the night before your normal service day, where our waste truck can access it easily.

Note: Your bin collection could occur any time during the day or night of your normal bin collection day – please allow 24 hours after your normal collection day to determine whether the service has been completed.

Bring your bin in as soon as you can after servicing.

If your bin was not collected and we can confirm there was a genuine missed service, we still cannot guarantee that we will be able to return for the missed service during GC 2018. If we do not return then:

  • you will need to wait until the next scheduled collection day if possible, or
  • ask a neighbour if they have any space in their bin until your next collection day, or
  • take your general rubbish (acceptable household items) to your nearest waste and recycling centre for free (excluding Merrimac, between 2 and 15 April).

We apologise for any disruption that you might experience and thank you for your understanding during this time.

Waste collection services on public holidays
Waste collection services operate as usual on public holidays. Please ensure bins are placed kerbside the night before collection day.

Waste and recycling centres
Our residential waste and recycling centres are open every day except for Christmas Day and Good Friday. Reedy Creek Commercial Landfill is closed on all public holidays. Please check your centre's page for details of opening hours.

Vehicle weighing and registration services
The vehicle weighing and registration service is only available at the Reedy Creek Waste and Recycling Centre on weekdays. This service is no longer available at the Molendinar Waste and Recycling Centre.

Waste and recycling centres

Solid Waste Strategy

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.

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