Waste and Recycling

Kerbside waste collection
Free green organic waste drop off days
Green organic disposal vouchers
Electronic waste
Hard waste collection service
Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre

Adelaide Hills Council collect domestic waste on weekly and fortnightly cycles. Contact East Waste on (08) 8347 5150 for information on collection days.
For waste that cannot go in general waste and landfill, there are a number of recycling and waste transfer stations. For more information on which bin a specific waste item should go in, visit Green Industries SA or call the Recycle Right hotline on 1300 137 118. Click here to download a 2018/19 Kerbside Collection Calendar or for further information on kerbside collection bins.

For more information and application forms please see the Kerbside Collections page.


To assist with fire prevention in the district, Adelaide Hills Council organises a number of free green organic drop off days throughout the year. Below are the dates of the next round of free green organic drop off days; proof of residency is required.

All days are in operation from 9am to 4pm
This service will be cancelled if the scheduled day is forecast to be an Extreme or Catastrophic Fire Danger Day.

Friday 22 FebruaryHeathfield Resource Recovery Centre​32 Scott Creek Road
​Saturday 23 February ​Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre​​32 Scott Creek Road
Woodside Council Depot​10 Tiers Road
​Saturday 2 March Gumeracha Council Depot​5 John Fisher Avenue
​Wednesday 20 March Gumeracha Council Depot​5 John Fisher Avenue
​Saturday 23 March ​Gumeracha Council Depot​​5 John Fisher Avenue
Woodside Council Depot​10 Tiers Road
​Wednesday 27 March Woodside Council Depot​10 Tiers Road
​Saturday 30 MarchHeathfield Resource Recovery Centre​​​32 Scott Creek Road

Acceptable items are clean residential green organics, including grass clippings, prunings, leaves, and small branches. Loads are limited to a 7x5 trailer.

Commercial loads of materials, waste or hard rubbish, and proclaimed weeds* will not be accepted. These can be diposed of at the Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre for a fee.

*Proclaimed weeds include Rose, Poplar, Blackberry, Gorse, Olive, Bridal creeper, Kikuyu, Couch, and Bamboo.


Residents living outside townships can access two free green waste drop off vouchers per year (offered in addition to free green waste drop off days). To arrange your free vouchers please contact Council on (08) 8408 0400.


New arrangements the Adelaide Hills Recycling Centre in Woodside means that they are now able to accept e-waste free of charge. There is no limit to the number of e-waste items residents surrender at the depot and items should be placed in the labelled containers as they enter the depot building. The Woodside Depot is located at 28 Henry Street, Woodside. Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday, 8:00am - 12:00pm. Closed Sundays and public holiday weekends.

You may also use the Which Bin electronic recycling drop off location search to find a location nearest to your postcode.


One 'at call' hard waste collection is offered to each residence per financial year. This free service is provided by East Waste on behalf of Adelaide Hills Council. Bookings are essential and conditions apply. Click here for further details and to make your booking through East Waste. For a comprehensive list of options to recycle or dispose of items not accepted through hard waste collection, download our A-Z Guide to Waste Reduction.

Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre is operated by the Adelaide Hills Region Waste Management Authority on behalf of Council. This facility provides recycling and waste resource recovery services where customers can recycle or dispose of their waste predominantly from cars and trailers. The Resource Recovery Centre is a multi-stream recycling facility that handles items such as general waste, paper and cardboard, plastics, green garden organics, construction and demolition materials, metals, whitegoods, oils, tyres, e-waste, gas cylinders, chemical containers and mattresses. Recycled products are also offered for sale including mulch and soil. Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre is open seven days a week for waste disposal.

Click here for information about wastewater disposal.