Recycling household hazardous waste

City of Gold Coast can help you recycle some of your hazardous household waste, including bleach, oven cleaners, mineral turpentine, fuel, herbicides and pool chlorine.

Many of these products are not dangerous goods, but some can be flammable, corrosive, explosive or toxic and must never be disposed of in your household waste bins.

How and what you can recycle

Hazardous household waste is separated and treated according to its type.

For safety reasons, residents are asked to deliver hazardous waste in non-leaking containers. Please be aware that the City keeps all containers that the waste is delivered in.

A maximum of 20 litres of hazardous waste will be accepted per household.

You can drop off items if you are no longer certain of the type of waste stored, such as unlabelled waste that has been put into another container. The waste disposal and recycling contractor separates these items, and then analyses and treats them accordingly.

Where to take them

The City provides drop-off facilities for hazardous household waste for residents at Recycle Street at Helensvale Waste and Recycling Centre (WRC). You will also be able to take them to Molendinar WRC once Recycle Street is completed at that centre.

Waste paint

Paint is now recycled as part of the Paintback scheme operated by the Australian paint industry. Products that are accepted by Paintback can be taken to the following City waste and recycling centres:

  • Helensvale and Merrimac (residential waste) – up to 20 litres per visit only
  • Reedy Creek and Molendinar (residential and commercial waste) – up to 100 litres per visit, in containers no larger than 20 litres.

What can't be recycled

The following items are not accepted at hazardous household waste drop-off points: