Waste & recycling

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

Public holidays: Collection services operate as usual over public holidays. WRCs are open every day except Christmas Day and Good Friday.

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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.


You can use Recyclepedia on the go by downloading our mobile app.

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

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