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Waste disposal charges and concessions

City of Gold Coast residents are not charged a gate fee at community waste and recycling centres for disposing of household wastes. To qualify for these fee concessions, the waste must:

Disposal of waste exceeding the above size limits will only be accepted at a landfill and charged at the appropriate cost per tonne or part thereof.

Accepted waste: Examples of accepted household waste and recyclable items can be found on our Waste and recycling centres page.

It is also a condition of free acceptance that recyclable materials be separated and placed in the supplied recycling areas. Sorting your load to separate general rubbish and recyclables is recommended.

For more details, see our Waste Disposal Fee Concession Policy or call us on 07 5667 5976.

Fee concessions for not-for-profit organisations

Local not-for-profit organisations can apply in writing to the City for fee concessions for the disposal of wastes from periodic clean ups. Other fee concessions apply for not-for-profit organisations that are charitable recyclers and those that run community clean up events, such as Clean Up Australia Day.

For more details, see our Waste Disposal Fee Concession Policy or call us on 07 5667 5976.

Charges for disposal

Fees are payable for the disposal of commercial waste. Visit our landfill disposal fees page for our current price list.

Stapylton, Molendinar and Reedy Creek waste and recycling centres are able to accept payments at the weighbridge for commercial waste and other chargeable waste.

Payments can be made by cash, cheque or EFTPOS at the weighbridge, or regular customers can open a landfill account. Please note that payments by credit card will incur a surcharge.

Domestic waste items that incur a disposal fee

Some domestic waste items, such as tyres and asbestos, always have a disposal fee. These items cannot be accepted at community waste and recycling centres and must be taken to a waste and recycling centre with payment facilities.

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