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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

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
  • comingled recyclables (yellow top bins) – aluminium and steel cans, paper, plastic and glass bottles
  • concrete (small domestic loads only)
  • domestic green waste
  • gas bottles - empty - up to nine (9) kilograms
  • general waste (including putrescible or rotting material)
  • mattresses
  • 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 waste only).

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

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

* Chargeable waste – fees apply
+ Call 07 5667 5976 to confirm


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