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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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Stapylton Commercial and Domestic Waste and Recycling Centre

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update

  1. Residential green organics will only be accepted at centres with 'Green organics drop and go', which includes Pimpama, Molendinar, Merrimac, Reedy Creek and Staplyton.
  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


Opening hours

Days Times
Monday 7am – 4.45pm
Tuesday 7am – 4.45pm
Wednesday 7am – 4.45pm
Thursday 7am – 4.45pm
Friday 7am – 4.45pm
Saturday 7am – 4.45pm
Sunday 7am – 4.45pm

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

Dates closed

  • Good Friday
  • Christmas Day

Contact us

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

Accepted items

The Stapylton Commercial and Domestic Waste and Recycling Centre accepts general waste and recycles the following items:

  • asbestos*
  • asphalt
  • car batteries (lead acid)
  • car bodies
  • cardboard
  • charity donation bins
  • clean fill (commercial and large loads)+
  • comingled recyclables (yellow top bins) – aluminium cans, paper, plastic and glass bottles
  • commercial waste*
  • commercial green organics*
  • concrete (commercial and large loads)*+
  • dead animals
  • domestic green organics
  • drumMUSTER - clean chemical containers+
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • gas bottles – empty (up to 9 kilograms)
  • landfill
  • motor oil
  • scrap metal
  • soil and clean fill (road base and clay base only – small domestic loads only)
  • tyres*
  • weighbridge – registration (available Monday to Friday)
  • whitegoods (degassing available).

The Resource Recovery Centre for domestic recyclables is located at the entrance. Fees may apply.

This centre does not accept the following:

E-waste this is accepted Helensvale, Molendinar, Merrimac and Reedy Creek.


*Chargeable waste – fees apply.
+Please phone Waste Management on 07 5667 5976 to confirm.

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