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Waste and recycling on the Gold Coast

Information about waste and recycling services on the Gold Coast is available in one central location.

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Helensvale Waste and Recycling Centre

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update

  1. Residential green organics will only be accepted at centre with 'Green organics drop and go', which includes Pimpama, Molendinar, Merrimac, Reedy Creek and Stapylton.
  2. eWaste is only accepted at Helensvale, Molendinar, Merrimac and Reedy Creek Waste and Recycling Centres.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation. For the latest update on the City's response and changes to services, visit


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.

Opening hours

Helensvale Waste and Recycling Centre is open every day except for Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Please see the table below for opening hours.

Days Times
Monday 7am to 4.50pm
Tuesday 7am to 4.50pm
Wednesday 7am to 4.50pm
Thursday 7am to 4.50pm
Friday 7am to 4.50pm
Saturday 7am to 4.50pm
Sunday 7am to 4.50pm

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

Contact us

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

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.

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