Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre

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Items that incur a fee for disposal
Items eligible for free disposal  
Items that aren't accepted at HRRC (and where to take them) 
Alternative waste stations 

The Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre (HRRC) is a multi-stream recycling facility where residents can recycle or dispose of their waste. The facility handles items as varied as general waste, paper and cardboard, plastics, green garden organics, metals, whitegoods, oils, tyres, x-rays, mobile phones, gas cylinders, chemicals, mattresses and polystyrene. They also offer mulch for sale.

Watch the video below for a snapshot of this fantastic facility.

​Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre
32 Scott Creek Road, Heathfield 5152
Phone (08) 8339 4323
​Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Payment by card is preferred where possible
​​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.

Items that incur a fee for disposal 
The following items will be accepted with a charge applicable. Click here to check the most up-to-date schedule of fees.

  • Mattresses
  • Couches
  • Tyres, both on and off the rim
  • Non-friable asbestos (wrapped in plastic in accordance with disposal guidelines)
  • Domestic waste
  • Hard waste
  • Construction and demolition waste
  • Green organics, unless dropped off on a designated free day

Items eligible for free disposal 
The following items accepted free of charge (must be separated from other items)

  • Household chemicals and liquid paint (including cleaning products)
  • Clean, dry, white polystyrene
  • Plastic bottles and aluminium cans
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Scrap metal
  • Motor oil (domestic quantities only)
  • Batteries and light globes, including fluorescent tubes (maximum 13 items)
  • Domestic electronic waste including TVs, computers, printers, DVD players, and computer accessories (maximum 13 items)
  • X-ray films
  • Mobile phones
  • DrumMuster
  • Gas bottles and fire extinguishers
Council also holds a number of Green Organics Drop Off Days, when residents can drop off their household green waste free of charge at HRRC and pop up locations in Woodside and Gumeracha.

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Items that aren't accepted at the HRRC 
The following items aren't accepted at the Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre, but can be recycled in other ways.

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Alternative waste stations


Henry St, Woodside
Ph. 8389 7431

Nixon Rd, Hahndorf
Ph. 8388 1099

Virginia Rd, Newton
Ph. 8365 0025

Callington Rd, Strathalbyn
Commercial Truck
Loads ONLY

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DrumMuster and ChemClear programs

DrumMuster – Chemical container disposal
Agricultural containers can be disposed of via the DrumMuster program. Adelaide Hills Council provides a DrumMuster drop off location at the HRRC. Bookings must be made prior to disposal by calling 8339 4323.

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.

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Council acknowledges that we conduct our business on the traditional lands and waters of the Peramangk and Kaurna people. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging as the Custodians of this ancient and beautiful land.
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