Green organics drop & go

Our green organics bin service is expanding! All eligible single detached dwellings will receive a green bin in 2023.

For more information visit Green Organics Service.

To make recycling of green organics faster and easier, we expanded our network of green organics drop-and-go sites at our waste and recycling centres across the Gold Coast.

City residents are now able to drive in and drop green organics directly off the back of your vehicle or trailer onto a designated ground level area. This eliminates the need for lifting and loading into bins, which means a faster trip and reduced waiting times.

This means you now have the flexibility to dispose of large quantities of green organics at your convenience (load limits apply for clean green waste: 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

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.