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 7×5 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

/Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization/author(s)and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s).View in full here.