High-rise Recycling Project

Our High-rise Recycling Project is helping apartment buildings improve the amount, and quality, of recycling material collected from them.

The City of Gold Coast welcomes 11.5 million visitors annually and has around 40,000 available guest rooms. More than 18% of the city's residents live in high-rise apartments.

These buildings traditionally have lower rates of recycling than single dwellings, townhouses or small apartment blocks. A key factor in this is the perceived inconvenience of accessing recycling bins.

High-rise Recycling Project

This initiative is helping apartment buildings improve their ability to recycle suitable waste. Participating buildings make simple changes like installing new recycling bins, placing bins in new locations, putting up signs and providing residents with educational materials.

Can my building participate?

Participating buildings receive:

  • an initial recycling system assessment
  • recommendations on how to improve the recycling system
  • assistance in implementing recommendations, including free signs, educational material and recycling support such as recycling bags
  • a follow-up site visit to check progress and receive feedback.

For more information and to register interest for our High-rise Recycling Project contact us:

Phone: 07 5667 5976
Email: wastemanagement@goldcoast.qld.gov.au