banner image
Waste and recycling on the Gold Coast

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

National Relay Service for the hearing impaired Language translation services

Tipplers Waste and Recycling Centre

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update

  1. Residential green organics will only be accepted at centres with 'Green organic 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 Recyling Centres.

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


Opening hours

6am - 6pm.

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 Tipplers Waste and Recycling Centre accepts general waste and recycles the following items:

  • cardboard
  • comingled recyclables (yellow top bins) - aluminium cans, paper, plastic and glass bottles
  • concrete (small domestic loads only)
  • solar and lead acid batteries
  • gas bottles - empty (up to 9 kilograms)
  • household hazardous waste - Household quantities of engine oil and paint
  • scrap metal
  • soil and clean fill (road base and clay base only - small domestic loads only).

This Centre does not accept the following:

 Residential Green Organics this is only accepted at our 'Green organics drop and go' facilities.

Commercial or work waste this is accepted at the waste and recycling centres at Stapylton (all), Reedy Creek (all) and Molendinar (commercial green organics only).

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

Related information


Top of page Top of page