Waste and Recycling

Adelaide Hills Council is committed to sustainability, building a circular economy, and reducing waste to landfill. We encourage all residents to minimise general waste by utilising recycling options available through our kerbside collection service and resource recovery centre, as well as focussing on alternatives to general waste disposal.

Kerbside collection service
Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre
Green organics disposal
Hard waste collection service
​Abandoned vehicles

Why waste it? When you can sort it.
Decrease the amount of waste going to landfill by practising these five alternatives to the garbage.

AVOID generating waste or REDUCE the amount of waste you create.

  • Use reusable containers and coffee cups instead of accepting single use items
  • Take your own reusable bags to the shops instead of accepting plastic bags
  • Choose to purchase items with less packaging
  • Invest in good quality items with longer lifespans
  • Refuse junk mail

RE-USE items.

  • Use stainless steel, plastic or glass water bottles
  • Use non-disposable coffee cups
  • Remember to take your reusable shopping bags
  • Choose lunch boxes and food containers instead of plastic wrap
  • Use crockery and cutlery that can be washed and used again
  • Donate clothing, towels and bedding to your local op shop or animal shelter
  • Consider cloth nappies
  • Donate or upcycle furniture

RECYCLE using your yellow-lidded kerbside bin or alternative recycling locations.

  • Clean paper and cardboard
  • Rigid plastics like bottles, take away containers and butter containers
  • Glass bottles and jars, lids removed
  • Tin, aluminium and steel cans
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Soft, scrunchable plastics
  • Household chemicals, paints and oils
  • Clean, dry and white polystyrene
  • Mobile phones and their chargers

COMPOST in a home composting system, or use your green-lidded kerbside bin.

  • Food scraps, removed from any packaging
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Egg and seafood shells
  • Tissues and paper towel
  • Lawn clippings, weeds and cut flowers
  • Shredded paper
  • Sawdust
  • Hair and nail clippings
  • Dirty cardboard like pizza boxes

Not sure where a particular item should go? Visit Which Bin SA for a quick search, and help us reduce waste to landfill.

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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