Waste & recycling


Varied hours: Due to peak demand, there may be varied hours at some waste and recycling centres. Refer to waste and recycling centres on the Gold Coast for opening hours. To avoid long queues and congestion, sort your load beforehand and visit our waste and recycling centres outside of peak times (10am to 2pm daily, weekend and public holidays). Please be kind and patient.

Public holidays: Collection services operate as usual over all public holidays. Waste and recycling centres are open every day except for Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Temporary changes at Stapylton Landfill: Due to emergent works at Molendinar Waste & Recycling Centre, increased numbers of heavy-duty trucks using this site will need to be diverted to the Stapylton Landfill. The temporary changes at Stapylton Landfill for residential customers will remain in place until at least 30 April 2023 to ensure the safe operation of the site. Only commercial customers and residents disposing of construction and demolition materials will be accepted. All other residents will be diverted to Jacobs Well, Pimpama (green organics only) or Helensvale waste and recycling centres.

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Waste & recycling centres

Changes to disposal of recyclable construction and demolition materials

From 1 December 2022, we're introducing changes to how you dispose of certain recyclable construction and demolition material at our waste & recycling centres. To find out more, visit Using waste & recycling centres.

Use our interactive map to find the locations, services and operating hours of waste and recycling centres on the Gold Coast.

Residents can use City waste and recycling centres to dispose of certain items without payment, within certain limits.

Visit How to use our waste & recycling centres to find out:

  • how much waste you can take to a centre before a fee is charged
  • the rules around what we accept, and
  • domestic waste items that do incur a fee.

Waste disposal fees apply for:

  • commercial waste
  • waste generated outside the Gold Coast
  • certain regulated wastes that come from domestic origins, such as tyres, asbestos, hazardous waste.

Certain organisations are eligible for a concession on waste disposal fees.

For more information visit Waste disposal fees.

Residential bins

Find out about the bin collections services we offer, how to change your bin size to suit your needs and what to do if you need help with your bins.

Visit Residential bins


We encourage residents to avoid, re-use, recycle and recover waste.

Find out where to put your household waste and recyclables – use our Recyclepedia to recycle right. What you might think is trash could be recycling treasure. 


These additional services may also help you recycle more and we thank you for your efforts.

Bulky waste kerbside collection

We have changed the way we manage bulky waste kerbside collections. We have partnered with the Handel Group to provide our on-demand FLEXiSKiP kerbside collection service.

One free FLEXiSKiP can be ordered per eligible household each year.

Find out more and learn how to order a FLEXiSKiP

Disposing of hazardous waste

Find out how to dispose of the following types of hazardous waste:

Commercial waste management

We are able to provide waste and recycling collection services to any commercial property within the service area of the Gold Coast. To find out more visit Commercial waste management