Waste disposal fees

The current waste disposal fees and charges listed below apply for commercial waste, waste generated outside the Gold Coast and certain regulated wastes that come from domestic origins, such as tyres, asbestos, hazardous waste.

Commercial waste is accepted only at waste and recycling centres at Stapylton (all), Reedy Creek (all) and Molendinar (commercial green organics only). Fees apply.

How to pay

Stapylton, Reedy Creek and Molendinar waste and recycling centres are able to accept payments at the weighbridge for commercial waste and other chargeable waste.

Payments can be made by EFTPOS at the weighbridge, or regular customers can open an account with the City. No cash or cheques are accepted, and payments by credit card will incur a surcharge.

Application for a credit account(PDF, 86KB)

Fees and charges

The current landfill disposal fees and charges (effective 1 July 2021) are listed below.

Charges apply for: Commercial waste disposal, domestic waste that does not meet the Waste Disposal Fee Concession Policy(PDF, 57KB) conditions, and all listed regulated wastes, such as asbestos, tyres and special burials.

Our Waste and recycling centres page provides locations, opening hours, and an interactive map to help you find which centres accept what items.

The Queensland State Government's Waste Disposal Levy applies to the items in the first table, per tonne or part there of:

Product City charge Waste levy Total charge
Mixed waste per tonne
($23.49 minimum for up to 110kg)
$108.42 $93.50 $201.92
Mixed waste from outside City limits per tonne $219.68 $93.50 $313.18
Special/supervised burial per tonne
($31.62 minimum for up to 110kg)
$177.55 $93.50 $271.05
Polystyrene, surfboard blanks per tonne $942.83 $93.50 $1036.33
Regulated waste (normal burial) – category 1 $108.42 $181.50 $289.92
Regulated waste (normal burial) –category 2 $108.42 $126.50 $234.92

The State Government's Waste Disposal Levy does not apply to the following items:

Product City charge
Green waste per tonne $61.88
Green waste minimum charge (up to 200kg) $12.40
Green waste from outside City limits per tonne $219.68
Asbestos per tonne * $260.76
Asbestos minimum charge (up to 240kg) * $64.82
Asbestos from outside City limits per tonne * $372.02
Asbestos outside City limits min. charge (up to 260kg) $100.00
Concrete disposal per tonne $45.07
Concrete disposal minimum charge (up to 250kg) $11.96
Concrete from outside City limits per tonne $219.68
Sale of crushed concrete per tonne ** $12.40
Sand, soil and rock disposal per tonne or part thereof $108.42
Sand, soil and rock minimum charge per transaction (up to 150kg) $16.28
Weighing for registration purposes $40.76
Passenger car tyre (each) *** $5.60
Passenger car tyre and rim (each) *** $10.99
Light truck tyre (4x4 also) (each) *** $8.46
Light truck tyre and rim (each) *** $16.28
Truck tyre (each) *** $19.75
Motor cycle tyre (each) *** $2.85
Bobcat/forklift tyre (each) *** $19.75
Tractor/grader <1.5m tyre (each) *** $150.87
Tractor/grader >1.5m tyre (each) *** $245.21
Scrap metal Free of charge


* Only regulated wastes permitted under the approved conditions for each landfill site can be received. Definitions of regulated waste can be found in the Waste Reduction and Recycling Regulations 2011. The guidelines state that asbestos must be wetted and wrapped in plastic for transportation and must be placed on the ground with bundles intact.

** Subject to availability

*** Up to 5 tyres can be accepted from both commercial and domestic customers per visit.


  • All the above listed fees are GST inclusive.
  • Loads containing general waste and green waste shall be charged at the mixed waste rate.
  • Loads containing unseparated recyclable materials shall be charged at the applicable rate for the waste type.
  • Mixed loads containing regulated waste shall be charged at the regulated waste rate.
  • Payment is by EFTPOS only. Please note that payments by credit card will incur a surcharge.