Upcoming Free Green Organics Drop Off Days

To assist with fire prevention, Adelaide Hills Council organises a number of free green organic drop off days throughout the year. With the commencement of a new financial year our waste and recycling team has locked in the first series of free green organics drop off days between August and December 2021.

All 9am - 4pm
Heathfield, Woodside and Gumeracha
Proof of residency required

Wednesday 11 August 2021
Saturday 21 August 2021

Saturday 18 September 2021
Sunday 19 September 2021

Wednesday 6 October 2021
Sunday 17 October 2021
Saturday 23 October 2021

Sunday 7 November 2021
Saturday 20 November 2021
Sunday 21 November 2021

Wednesday 8 December 2021
Saturday 11 December 2021
Sunday 12 December 2021

Please note that this service will be cancelled if a Catastrophic or Extreme Fire Danger Day is declared by the CFS.

Acceptable items:
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).

Unacceptable items:
Commercial or truck loads of materials, waste or hard rubbish, or proclaimed weeds including Rose, Poplar, Blackberry, Gorse, Olive, Bridal creeper, Kikuyu, Couch, and Bamboo. These can be disposed of at the Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre for a fee.

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:

Council Depot
5 John Fisher Avenue
Council Depot
10 Tiers Road
Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre
32 Scott Creek Road
A man in high vis pulling garden clippings off of a trailer into a pile of green organics
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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