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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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Waste & recycling centres

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update

  1. Residential green organic waste will ONLY be accepted at centres with 'Green organic drop and go' which includes Pimpama, Molendinar, Merrimac and Reedy Creek.
  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 cityofgoldcoast.com.au/covid19.


View a map of our waste and recycling centres below. The map includes links to each location and information about opening hours and what can be recycled. Click on a map pin below to view details about the centre.

Public holiday operating hours

Our residential centres are open every day except for Christmas Day and Good Friday. Reedy Creek Commercial Landfill is closed on all public holidays. Please check your centre's page for details of opening hours.

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

Safety and security

To improve the safety of the community and City staff, our waste and recycling centres use surveillance equipment including body cameras.

Behaviour of an aggressive or abusive nature is not accepted at any centre.

Accepted waste

All community waste and recycling centres accept the following household waste and recyclables:

  • cardboard
  • co-mingled recyclables (yellow top bins) – aluminium and steel cans, paper, plastic and glass bottles
  • concrete (small domestic loads only)
  • domestic green organics
  • gas bottles – empty – up to nine (9) kilograms
  • general waste (including putrescible or rotting material)
  • lounges/couches (recyclable quality) – please drop to Reedy Creek WRC recycling drop off centre if you can
  • lounges/couches (not recyclable quality)** – accepted at any WRC apart from Numinbah
  • mattresses** – accepted at any WRC apart from Numinbah
  • scrap metal
  • soil and clean fill (road base and clay base only) – small domestic loads only.

* Household hazardous waste such as bleach, herbicides and pool chlorine can be disposed of at Helensvale and Merrimac waste and recycling centres. Up to 20 litres of paint can be disposed of at either of these centres, or Reedy Creek community waste and recycling centre.

City residents are not charged for domestic household waste within set load limits, however fees apply for commercial waste and other chargeable waste. Commercial waste is any waste generated from a business or commercial activity and is subject to landfill disposal fees and charges. Commercial waste is accepted at the waste and recycling centres at Stapylton (all), Reedy Creek (all) and Molendinar (commercial green organics only).

Make recycling easy when you visit our waste and recycling centres by sorting your load.

Free Tree Program

The Free Tree Program begins each year in January. In 2021 residents (property owners and tenants) can collect their free trees from select Waste and Recycling Centres on scheduled dates and times.  

Residents can collect three free trees per household per calendar year. You will be asked your address details upon collection of plants.

Collection from WRCs is for residential customers only. Body corporates, schools and community groups can continue to collect their free trees from the Coombabah Nursery.

More information about this program, including dates, times and locations, visit our Free trees page.


Check the boxes below to show the centres that accept one or more of the following:

* Chargeable waste – fees apply

**Chargeable if load size limit exceeded

+ Call 07 5667 5976 to confirm

 
  • Pimpama Green Organics Drop and Go
    Residents only
    196 Old Pacific Highway, Pimpama
    More information
  • Currigee Waste and Recycling Centre
    Residents only
    South Stradbroke Island
    More information
  • Currumbin Valley Waste and Recycling Centre
    Residents only
    1174 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Valley
    (nearest intersection Bains Road)
    More information
  • Helensvale Waste and Recycling Centre
    Residents only
    70 Helensvale Road
    More information
  • Jacobs Well Waste and Recycling Centre
    Residents only
    250 Skopps Road, Jacobs Well (off Behms Road)
    More information
  • Merrimac Waste and Recycling Centre
    Residents only
    Boowaggan Road, Merrimac
    More information
  • Molendinar Waste and Recycling Centre
    Resident and green waste commercial customers
    Corner Jacobs Road and Herbertson Drive, Molendinar
    More information
  • Mudgeeraba Waste and Recycling Centre
    Residents only
    Mudgeeraba Road, Mudgeeraba
    More information
  • Numinbah Valley Waste and Recycling Centre
    Residents only
    2069 Nerang-Murwillumbah Road, Numinbah Valley
    More information
  • Reedy Creek Waste and Recycling Centre
    Resident and commercial customers
    Hutchinson Street, Burleigh Heads
    More information
  • Reedy Creek Commercial Landfill
    Commercial customers only
    82 Hutchinson Street, Burleigh Heads
    More information
  • Springbrook Waste and Recycling Centre
    Residents only
    13-14 Carricks Road, Springbrook
    More information
  • Stapylton Recycling Centre and Landfill
    Resident and commercial customers
    Rossmanns Road, Stapylton
    More information
  • Tipplers Waste and Recycling Centre
    Resident and commercial customers
    South Stradbroke Island
    More information

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