Trips to the tip to be restricted during COVID-19 pandemic

Council has announced tough new restrictions at the city’s waste and recycling centres with huge numbers of Gold Coasters flocking to them during the COVID-19 crisis.

Staff have also been the target of abuse, forcing Council to make the changes.

Security will also be increased at centres across the city.


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Council says the measures have been introduced in the interest of the health and safety of the community and City officers during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The following changes will come into effect from Saturday:

  • The Molendinar and Reedy Creek Waste and Recycling Centres will be restricted to only commercial and small business customers between 7am and 9am each day.
  • Residential green waste will only be accepted at Coomera, Molendinar, Merrimac and Reedy Creek.
  • No e-waste is being accepted at any centres for the time being.
  • Vehicles will be limited to odd and even dates of the month matching the first digit of their registration number. E.g cars with an odd first digit will be permitted entry on odd days of the month, cars with an even number first digit will be permitted entry on even days of the month. Personalised plates with no digits will be treated as having an odd number.

Council is urging households to limit their visits to waste and recycling centres for disposing of essential waste only.

This includes hazardous materials that can’t be stored at home including car tyres, car batteries, paint, pool chemicals, gas bottles and herbicides.

To learn more about the changes, watch below:

For full details click here.