Severe Weather Event – Disposing of waste

Waste and Recycling Centres

Food waste

With much of the city being impacted with power-outages, disposal of food waste has become a priority. To dispose of food waste:

  • If there is space, double bag food waste and place it in your general waste bin. If there are problems with odour, leave your bin kerbside for pick-up on the next collection day.
  • Take it to one of our Waste and Recycle Centres (WRCs), excluding Helensvale. We have extended hours at WRCs from 6am – 6pm, excluding Merrimac which is open 7am to 4.50pm.

We will be placing skip bins for food waste disposal in the most severely impacted areas and will update with locations when available. Remember, our friends at Queensland Health have some tips on what to do with food after you’ve lost power.

Green Waste

To assist with the large amount of debris on private land, the City has removed the load limit for the amount of green waste that can be disposed of at our Waste and Recycling Centres (WRCs) and landfill facilities.

Green waste can be disposed of at the following locations:

  • Pimpama WRC
  • Molendinar WRC
  • Merrimac WRC
  • Reedy Creek Landfill
  • Stapylton Landfill.

Green Waste is unable to be disposed of at Helensvale WRC.

Commercial green waste fees will be waived at the Reedy Creek and Molendinar WRC’s and Stapylton Landfill from today to facilitate clean up.

We have also extended the operating hours for Green Waste Disposal to 6am – 6pm from Friday, 29 December 2023 with the exception of Merrimac which will be open from 7am to 4:50pm.

The City is currently working toward a program to conduct kerbside removal of green waste and storm debris. Whilst the logistics of this are being worked through, residents may place on the kerb green waste and storm debris for removal.

Green waste and storm debris MUST be separated to enable efficient collection and MUST NOT impede safe pedestrian access.

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