Waste & recycling

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.

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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 Using 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.

For more information visit Waste disposal fees and charges.

Certain organisations are eligible for a concession on waste disposal fees. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply if you fit the criteria. Visit Waste disposal fee concessions.

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.

What you might think is trash could be recycling treasure. Use our Disposal Guide to find out where to put your household waste and recyclables.

Disposal Guide

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 our Commercial waste management page.