Helensvale Waste & Recycling Centre


70 Helensvale Road, Helensvale

View the live camera feed below for estimated wait times for use of this facility.

Opening hours

Helensvale Waste and Recycling Centre is open every day, Monday to Sunday, between 7am and 4.50pm, except for the dates below.

The City's waste management facilities experience peak demand between 10am and 2pm. Avoid delays by timing your visit outside these times.

Dates closed

  • Good Friday
  • Christmas Day

Contact us

Phone: 07 5667 5976 from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Save time!

Pimpama Green Organics drop and go facility is now open to make recycling of garden waste easier.

Recycle Street

An exciting recycling experience is now available at the Helensvale Waste and Recycling Centre. Recycle Street will make recycling easier as part of the City's ongoing commitment to improve the Gold Coast's environmental footprint.

Accepted items

The Helensvale Waste and Recycling Centre accepts general waste and recycles the following items:

  • car batteries (lead acid)
  • cardboard
  • charity donation bins
  • comingled recyclables (yellow top bins) – aluminium cans, paper, plastic and glass bottles
  • concrete (small domestic loads only)
  • cooking oil (up to 20 litres)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • eWaste
  • gas bottles empty (up to 9 kilograms)
  • household hazardous waste, e.g. pool chlorine, herbicides, fuel, oven cleaners, etc.
  • motor oil
  • paint through PaintBack, maximum of 20 litres
  • scrap metal
  • soil and clean fill (road base and clay base only – small domestic loads only)
  • whitegoods (degassing available).

This centre does not accept the following

Live camera feed

The live camera feed below provides a guide to the current estimated wait time for use of this facility.

Please note: if there are no visible cars, there is an estimated wait time of less than 10 minutes.