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. You can find the most up-to-date schedule of fees on the Adelaide Hills Region Waste Management Authority website.

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

  • Household chemicals and liquid paint (including cleaning products)
  • 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

The following items will not be accepted:

  • mobile phones and accessories
  • commercial and agricultural chemical waste

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

After reviewing site usage data and considering COVID-19 health precautions, the Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre operational hours and payment method have changed.

Opening hours
Monday to Friday | 7:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday | 9:00am - 4:00pm; closed 12:30pm - 1:00pm
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.

All transactions are now cashless. Payment by card only.



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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.



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.

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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