Australian-first ‘self-serve recycling facility’ unveiled on the Gold Coast

An Australian-first initiative designed to make recycling easier for Gold Coasters has today been unveiled by Mayor Tom Tate.

Recycle Street, at the newly named Helensvale Recycling Centre, is a self-serve recycling facility making recycling simpler and more efficient.

With colour-coded recycle category signage and shop-style drop off points, Mayor Tate says Recycle Street “applies a retail feel to the process while eliminating the views of site facilities and back of house.”


It’s understood Recycle Street is the first of its kind in Australia, however Mayor Tate says he plans to roll it out across the Gold Coast.

“We know how passionate Gold Coasters are about recycling and we are too, so we want to make the experience easier and fuss free,” Mayor Tate said.

“Currently 60 per cent of what is taken to landfill can be recycled. So when you visit our facilities, be sure to sort your load so that all our recyclables have a chance at a second use.”