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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) impacts

Due to the Queensland Government's advanced easing of Stage 2 restrictions, from 1 June City of Gold Coast has removed the 'odds and evens' arrangements at Waste and Recycling Centres (WRCs).

All WRCs will continue to have limited capacity to ensure safe social distancing measures. Every second bay will remain closed. Visitors may experience delays.

  1. Residential customers are strongly advised to restrict their visits to WRCs for essential waste services only. This includes:
    • disposal of hazardous waste that may be no longer safe to store at home, e.g. car tyres, car batteries, paint, pool chemicals, bleach, gas bottles and herbicides
    • disposal of waste that could create a health concern, e.g. putrescible household waste.
  2. To minimise delays, residential green waste will ONLY be accepted at WRCs with 'Green waste drop and go' which includes Coomera, Molendinar, Merrimac and Reedy Creek.
  3. e-waste recycling is now being accepted.
  4. Reedy Creek Recycle Market has now reopened. The Endeavour Shop at Southport has reopened Wednesday to Friday only at this stage.

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 waste*
  • Concrete (commercial and large loads)*+
  • Dead animals
  • Domestic green waste
  • drumMUSTER - clean chemical containers+
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • eWaste
  • 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.

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

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