Waste and Recycling

FREE GREEN ORGANIC WASTE DROP OFF DAYS
To assist with fire prevention in the Adelaide Hills Council district, ratepayers can drop off green organic material for free on the following dates from 9am to 4pm:

Friday 23 February | Gumeracha and Heathfield
Saturday 24 February | Gumeracha, Woodside and Heathfield
Friday 16 March | Woodside
Saturday 17 March | Gumeracha and Woodside
Monday 19 March | Heathfield
Sunday 18 March | Heathfield
Saturday 21 April | Gumeracha, Woodside and Heathfield
Sunday 22 April | Gumeracha and Woodside
Saturday 19 May | Woodside and Heathfield
Sunday 20 May | Gumeracha

Only clean residential green organics will be accepted - including grass clippings, prunings, leaves and small branches up to 100mm diameter. Load size is limited to a 6x4 trailer. Proof of residency required.

Drop off locations:
Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre, 32 Scott Creek Road Heathfield
Woodside Council Depot, 10 Tiers Road Woodside
Gumeracha Council Depot, 5 John Fisher Avenue Gumeracha

Service will be cancelled if a catastrophic fire danger day is declared.

GREEN ORGANIC DISPOSAL VOUCHERS
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. 

E-WASTE NOW ACCEPTED AT WOODSIDE DEPOT
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.

KERBSIDE WASTE COLLECTION
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 Zero Waste or call the Recycle Right hotline on 1300 137 118.  Download the My Local Services App for reminders about your kerbside waste collection and more.  Click here to download a 2017/18 Kerbside Collection Calendar or for further information on kerbside collection bins.

Additional Kerbside Bins
Where a service already exists, additional domestic waste bins can be requested by contacting us. Bins are provided for an annual fee that covers the cost of collection and disposal of the waste. The bins remain the property of the Adelaide Hills Council.

HARD WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE
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.

A-Z GUIDE TO WASTE REDUCTION
This guide provides handy tips to reduce your contribution to landfill. The guide indicates which of your kerbside collection bins you can use to dispose of household waste and provides alternative environmentally friendly solutions. Click here to download an A-Z Guide to Waste Reduction. You can use the search function to find items within the document. If there is something missing please let us know on (08) 8408 0400 or mail@ahc.sa.gov.au

HEATHFIELD RESOURCE RECOVERY CENTRE
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.

ILLEGAL DUMPING
The EPA has developed a litter reporting app and website to give power to the people who see someone committing a littering offence. Go to the 'Dob in a Litterer' website (or via the free app) to report cases of littering from vehicles.

WASTEWATER
Click here for information about wastewater disposal.