Other household waste

The Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre
Alternative Waste Stations
Mobile Phones
Hazardous Waste

Located on Scott Creek Rd at Heathfield, the centre is a transfer station where residents can dispose of waste that cannot be collected through regular, kerbside waste collection services.

The following items accepted free of charge (must be separated from other wastes):

  • Plastic bottles and aluminum cans
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Scrap metal
  • Motor oil (domestic quantities only), batteries and lighting (maximum 13 items)
  • E-waste* including TVs, computers, printers, DVD players, and computer accessories (maximum 13 items)
  • Steel, oil and bottles
  • X-ray films

*only e-waste from households and small businesses can be accepted; the Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre is not designed to receive commercial loads of e-waste.

The following items will be accepted with a charge applicable:

  • mattresses
  • couches
  • tyres
  • non-friable asbestos (wrapped in plastic in accordance with disposal guidelines)
  • LPG gas cylinders
  • domestic waste
  • hard waste
  • construction and demolition waste
  • green waste

Click here to download the 2019-2020 fees and charges.

The following items will not be accepted:

  • paint
  • hazardous waste

Contact us
Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre
Scott Creek Road, Heathfield 5152
Phone (08) 8339 4323

Opening hours
Monday to Friday | 7:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday | 9:00am - 4:00pm
The Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre is closed on days rated an Extreme or Catastrophic fire danger, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday.



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Ph. 8389 7431

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Ph. 8388 1099

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Ph. 8365 0025

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Commercial Truck
Loads ONLY


Old and unused mobile phones, their batteries, chargers and other accessories can all be recycled through the free, accredited phone recycling program MobileMuster. It is a safe and secure way to recycle your phone as MobileMuster ensures that any data left on your phone is destroyed during the recycling process. MobileMuster accepts:

  • All makes and models of mobile phones
  • All mobile phone batteries
  • All mobile chargers and accessories
  • All mobile internet devices
  • All smart watches

 To find your nearest MobileMuster drop-off point visit the MobileMuster website and search by suburb for a comprehensive list and easy to navigate map.



Chemicals and Paint
Household chemicals and paint are considered hazardous waste. They are not accepted as part of the kerbside waste collection.

Disposal sites for Hazardous Waste
Green Industries SA  has permanently closed the Household Hazardous Waste Depot that was located at the corner of Magazine Road and Hentchke Street, Dry Creek. 

A new Metro location is now open and there are more metropolitan locations opening soon.

North Plympton: 181 Morphett Road, North Plympton.
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 7am-4pm, Saturday 8am-3pm, Sunday 10am-3pm 

Eastern suburbs (6 Newton Road, Campbelltown) opening mid-August 2019
Southern suburbs/Adelaide Hills (32 Scott Creek Road, Heathfield)  opening mid-August 2019
Northern suburbs (Gate 3, Bellchambers Road, Edinburgh North) opening mid-August 2019

DrumMuster – Chemical container disposal

Agricultural and veterinary chemical containers can be disposed of via the DrumMuster program. Adelaide Hills Council provides a DrumMuster drop off location at the Heathfield Transfer Station, 32 Scott Creek, Heathfield. Bookings must be made prior to disposal. Call 8339 4323 to book.

Details of how drums are to be presented and the disposal options can be found at DrumMuster.

ChemClear - Chemical disposal for agricultural and veterinary chemicals
Agricultural and veterinary chemicals can be disposed of via the ChemClear program.