Green organics drop & go

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.

We provide green organics drop-and-go sites at select waste and recycling centres across the Gold Coast. This makes the recycling of green organics fast and easy.

Residents can drive in and drop green organics directly off the back of vehicles and trailers onto a designated ground level area. This eliminates the need for lifting and loading into bins, which means reduced wait times and a faster trip.

You can dispose of large quantities of green organics at your convenience. Load limits apply: maximum 2.1 x 1.5 metres and 1 metre in height.

Commercial mowing and landscape gardeners can only use Stapylton, Molendinar and Reedy Creek facilities and will be required to pay to use this service. See the current Register of fees and charges for more details.

Where to drop off green organics

The following centres accept green organics and are open 7 days a week, closing only on Good Friday and Christmas Day. For opening hours and directions follow the links below.

What you can and can't drop off

All green organics must be separated and free from contamination. Please remember to sort and cover your load while transporting your green waste to our facilities.

Accepted Not accepted
  • Flowers
  • garden prunings
  • grass clippings
  • leaves
  • tree branches and trunks
  • weeds.
  • Rocks, stones, soil or potting mix
  • building and renovation waste (such as timber and fence palings)
  • commercial quantities of green waste
  • treated timber
  • green waste in a bag
  • food
  • manure and animal waste
  • general household rubbish or recyclables
  • plant pots
  • medical syringes
  • clothes and shoes
  • hessian or plastic bags
  • hazardous waste or chemicals.