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Solid Waste Strategy 2024

As Gold Coasters, we generate nearly 600,000 tonnes of waste every year. It’s a growing issue, which is why, with the community’s help, we’ve developed the Solid Waste Strategy 2024.

Solid Waste Strategy 2024
Upsize to a larger recycling bin

To help increase the separation and recovery of recyclable materials, the City promotes the use of the optional green waste bin and the upgrade to the larger 360 litre recycling bin.

Upsize to a larger recycling bin
For just $1 a week have the convenience of a green waste bin

You can now easily dispose of your green garden waste by applying for a green waste bin service. Register today - it's easy.

Get your green waste collected for only $1 per week!
Green waste drop and go

You are now able to drive in and drop your green waste directly off the back of your vehicle or trailer at various locations across the City.

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Waste & recycling

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) update

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

Waste collection services on public holidays

Waste collection services operate as usual on public holidays including Easter and ANZAC Day. It's best to place bins on the kerbside the night before collection day and please let your neighbours know.

Waste and recycling centres public holiday opening hours

Our residential waste and recycling 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.

Vehicle weighing and registration services

The vehicle weighing and registration service is only available during weekdays at the Reedy Creek Landfill and Stapylton Landfill. This service is no longer available at the Reedy Creek Waste and Recycling Centre or the Molendinar Waste and Recycling Centre.

Reedy Creek recycle drop-off area and recycle market building

Find a centre near you

Use our map to find a waste and recycling centre near you, or check which types of waste are accepted.

Find a waste and recycling centre
Three different types of bins on a kerb outside a house

Residential bin collection

Learn about our general waste, recycling and green waste residential bin collection services.

Residential bin collection services
Man putting green waste in bin

What's your bin day?

Use our online bin day finder to check your bin collection day or print your recycling calendar.

Find your bin day
Man offloading green waste from his ute at a tip

Waste disposal charges

Find out about the City’s disposal fee concessions, load size limits and more.

Waste disposal charges
Man putting palm fronds in a bin

Green organics bin service

Save yourself some trips to the tip and apply for a 240 litre green organics bin today.

Green organics bin
Regular and large recycling bins from above

Upsize your recycling bin

Find out how to upsize from a standard 240 litre recycling bin to a 360 litre bin collection service.

Upsize your recycling bin
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What to recycle?

Find out what you can and can’t recycle in our yellow lid recycling and lime lid green waste bins.

What to recycle?
Recycle Street

Recycle Street

A new initiative is being rolled out across our waste and recycling centres to increase recycling rates in the city.

Recycle Street
Inside view of Reedy Creek Recycle Market

Recycle market

Find some bargains at the recycling market at Reedy Creek Waste and Recycling Centre.

Recycling shops
Green, red lid and yellow lid bins in a row

Damaged/missed bins

Let us know about a missed bin collection or a bin that needs fixing or replacing.

Report missed or damaged bins
Lady putting rubbish in a FLEXiSKiP

Kerbside clean-ups

Read about our new approach to kerbside clean-ups.

Kerbside clean-ups
A 660 litre bin in a shed

Commercial waste

We offer a range of services for business, industry and body corporates.

Commercial waste management

Solid Waste Strategy

Read about the City's Solid Waste Strategy, adopted by Council of the City of Gold Coast on 1 September 2015 to guide the managing of our resources for a sustainable future.

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