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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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Kerbside clean-ups

We’re in the process of changing the way we manage waste and recycling and will be trialling a new bulky items collection program in early 2020.

Previously the City has provided a kerbside clean-up program to eligible residents every two years, with Divisions 1-7 one year and Divisions 8-14 in the alternate year.

Following the delivery of the 2018-19 program, a review of the service identified opportunities to improve the way the service operated, including:

  • provide flexibility in service scheduling, to make the service more accessible and efficient
  • increase the percentage of properties participating in the program
  • an opportunity to improve recycling rates of the products collected, which was restricted due to logistics and costs of the previous traditional kerbside service.

The revised service, which will commence in February 2020 will allow you to book an on-demand pick up of bulky items when you need it, rather than waiting for your suburb's scheduled pick-up dates. This means you'll have more control when disposing of your waste, while keeping the streets of your suburb free from unwanted and discarded materials.

The new on-demand trial will take more materials than the old service. For information on what you can and can't dispose of with the new service see below.

Accepted waste

  • Soft flooring and mattresses
  • Electrical items
  • Soft furnishings and large furniture
  • Timber, tiles and bricks
  • Green organics
  • Household items

Not accepted waste

  • Food or organics
  • Batteries or mobile phones
  • Glass and mirrors
  • Oils, solvents and paint
  • Hazardous waste (asbestos, tyres, fibro sheets etc.)

Further details on materials for disposal will be available when the services is active.

A trial of the new format service will commence shortly for Divisions 4, 6 and 8-14 in its first year.

Updates on the progress of the bulky items collection service trial will be made available on our Waste & recycling page. Please check back with us at the end of January 2020 to access the online booking system.

Residential customers are reminded that the City’s Waste and Recycling Centres are open to receive recyclable and waste materials, at no cost to residential customers. Recycling has never been easier with our recently launched Recycle Street and Green Waste Drop and Go.

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