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Waste and recycling on the Gold Coast

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Commercial food waste recycling service

Commercial food waste recycling service

Did you know food waste represents up to 50 per cent of the waste produced in the hospitality industry?

City of Gold Coast has implemented a food waste recycling service to assist our commercial customers to divert as much waste from landfill as possible.

Introduced in September 2018, the Commercial Food Waste Recycling Service enables businesses to remove their food scraps from the general waste collection. We collect this food waste and recycle it into compost, which is then used on our local parks and gardens.

By the end of its first quarter, we had successfully diverted 100 tonnes of food waste away from landfill - a significant achievement! 

An eco-conscious business approach

This service provides a more economical and affordable way to dispose of commercial food waste, while reducing the waste you send to landfill. By changing your approach to food waste management you can enhance your sustainability profile, which is valued by your customers.

The below businesses are currently participating in our commercial food waste recycling service:

  • Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Kurrawa Surf Club
  • Robina Town Centre
  • Southport Yacht Club
  • Robina State High School
  • Voco Hotel
  • Wyndham Resort Surfers Paradise

We welcome your enquiry to discuss this further and assist in your recycling efforts.

Please register your interest if you would like to receive more information about this service.

Strategy initiative endorsed by Department of Environment and Science

This is a City initiative that stems from the Solid Waste Strategy 2024.

Establishing a Commercial Food Waste Recycling Service is listed as an action in the implementation plan and has also been endorsed by the Department of Environment and Science.

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