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Free Green Organics Drop Off Days

Green organic drop off days are one way that Council helps residents to prepare for bushfire danger season and maintain green organic waste on their property. Green organic waste will be turned into high quality mulch, soil and compost products.

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To assist with fire prevention, Adelaide Hills Council offers a number of free green organic drop off days throughout the year. Residents are invited to drop off green organic waste to the prescribed locations on the dates scheduled below.

Outside of these dates, green organic waste can be disposed for a fee at the Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre.

Upcoming free green organics drop off days

Residents can drop green organics to the Heathfield Depot, Woodside Depot and Gumeracha Depot on the dates scheduled below.

Drop off locations are open 9:00am – 4:00pm on scheduled days.

Proof of residency is required.

Please note that residents are required to unload their green waste. Council staff are not required to assist but can do so at their own discretion.


  • Saturday 16 March 2024
  • Sunday 17 March 2024
  • Saturday 6 April 2024
  • Sunday 7 April 2024
  • Wednesday 10 April 2024
  • Saturday 18 May 2024
  • Sunday 19 May 2024
  • Saturday 22 June 2024

On an 'Extreme' or 'Catastrophic' fire danger day, this service will be closed if the fire danger rating is 'Extreme 75 or above' for the 'Mount Lofty Ranges' district.

Items that are accepted

Clean residential green organics including grass clippings, prunings, leaves, small branches (up to 100mm diameter). Loads are limited to a 7x5 trailer size (no limit to visits made).

Items that are not accepted

Commercial or truck loads of materials, waste or hard rubbish, and Declared or serious environmental weeds. Click here for a comprehensive list of organics that are not accepted. If you have access to a kerbside green organics bin the items listed in the document can be placed in there. Green bin waste is composted whereas material collected during drop off days is mulched.

Drop off locations

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