Other household waste

The Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre is 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.

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

  • 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

Click here to download fees and charges.

The following items will not be accepted:

  • paint
  • hazardous waste

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

Opening hours
Monday to Friday | 7:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday | 9:00am - 4:00pm
The Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre is closed on catastrophic fire days, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday.

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



Chemicals and Paint
Household chemicals and paint are considered hazardous waste. They are not accepted as part of the kerbside waste collection. Green Industries SA provide a free drop off service for householders and farmers (not business) to dispose of unwanted chemicals and paint safely.  

Household Chemicals and Paint Drop Off Depot:
9:00am to 12:00pm the first Tuesday of every month (including public holidays)
Corner Magazine Road and Henschke Street, Dry Creek.

For more information on the collection visit Green Industries SA.

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.