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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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Landfill disposal fees

Find below the current landfill disposal fees and charges effective 1 July 2019.

These charges apply to commercial waste disposal only. Domestic waste disposal is not charged, with the exception of regulated wastes, such as asbestos, tyres and special burials.

Queensland State Government waste disposal levy applies to the following per tonne or part there of:

Product Charge Waste levy Total charge
Mixed waste per tonne ($15.50 minimum for up to 140kg + waste levy) $103.20 $75 + GST $185.70
Mixed Waste From Outside City Limits per tonne $209.10 $75 + GST $291.60

Special/Supervised Burial per tonne

($30.10 minimum for up to 110kg + Waste Levy)

$169 $75 + GST $251.50
Polystyrene, Surfboard blanks per tonne $897.40 $75 + GST $979.90
Regulated Waste (normal Burial) - category 1 $103.20 $155 + GST $273.70
Regulated Waste (normal Burial) - category 2 $103.20 $105 + GST $218.70

Queensland State Government waste disposal levy does not apply to the following:

Product City charge
Green waste per tonne $58.90
Green Waste minimum charge (up to 200kg)               $11.81
Green Waste From Outside City Limits per tonne $209.10
Asbestos per tonne $248.20
Asbestos minimum charge (up to 240kg) $61.70
Concrete Disposal per tonne $42.90
Concrete Disposal minimum charge (up to 260kg) $11.39
Concrete from Outside City Limits per tonne $209.10
Sale of Crushed Concrete per tonne $11.81
Weighing for Registration Purposes $38.80
Passenger Car Tyre (each) $5.33
Passenger Car Tyre and Rim (each) $10.46
Light Truck Tyre (4x4 also) (each) $8.05
Light Truck Tyre and Rim (each) $15.50
Truck Tyre (each) $18.80
Motor Cycle Tyre (each) $2.72
Bobcat/forklift Tyre (each) $18.80
Tractor/grader <1.5m Tyre (each)    $143.60
Tractor/grader >1.5m Tyre (each)    $233.40
Scrap Metal Free of charge

Visit our Waste and recycling centres page for locations, opening hours, and an interactive map to help you find which centres accept the items listed above.


  • All listed fees are GST inclusive.
  • Mixed loads containing general waste and green waste shall be charged at the mixed waste rate.
  • Mixed loads containing unseparated recyclable materials shall be charged at the applicable rate for the waste type.
  • Mixed loads containing regulated waste shall be charged at the regulated waste rate.
  • Payment is by cash, cheque or EFTPOS. Please note that payments by credit card will incur a surcharge.

* Only regulated wastes permitted under the development approval conditions for each landfill site can be received. Definitions of regulated waste can be found in the Waste Reduction and Recycling Regulations 2011. The guidelines state that asbestos must be wetted and wrapped in plastic for transportation and must be placed on the ground with bundles intact.

** Subject to availability

^ Up to five (5) tyres maximum can be accepted from both commercial and domestic customers per visit. 

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