Lynton Green Organics Drop off Facility

About the Facility

The Lynton Green Organics Drop Off Facility is one of the options available to Mitcham residents for disposal of green organic waste. The facility is open 9am-3pm on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturday of each month (excluding public holidays) as well as on select Mondays throughout the bushfire season. Fees apply for disposal except on the free days indicated below. For more information you can contact Council by calling 8372 8888 or emailing

COVID-19 Update:

The Lynton Green Waste Facility will be open on its scheduled open days every first, third and fifth Saturday of the Month. In line with State and Federal requirements and to ensure the safety of our community and staff we will open the facility to 75 people at a time. Please remember to follow social distancing rules of 1.5 metres and hygiene practices and be aware that EFTPOS is the preferred option for payment. Thank you for patience and understanding as we work to slow the spread of COVID-19.

This service is only available to Mitcham residents maintaining their own properties and not to commercial operators.

What is accepted

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Plant and tree prunings
  • Tree branches (no larger than 200mm/8 inches)

What is not accepted

  • Declared weeds listed here
  • Dirt and soil
  • Treated or painted timber
  • Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF)
  • Building materials
  • Food scraps
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Plastic
  • Hard waste items
  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals

Loads contaminated with these items will be refused.

For information on where to dispose of these items, please view this page.

Lynton Accepted Organics

The Lynton facility is located in a compound shared with the SES at the end of Beagle Terrace, Lynton and does not have a street number.

The facility is located within the Higher Fire Risk Area which may affect opening hours. Please expand the Extreme Weather Policy heading below for more information.

Lynton Gate

Regular Open Days

The Lynton Green Organics Drop-off Facility is scheduled to be open from 9am to 3pm on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday of each month (excluding public holidays) as shown in green on the calendar below. Fees for disposal apply for these days according to the size of the load. Please see the chart below for more information on fees. EFTPOS/credit cards and cash are accepted; proof of residency within the City of Mitcham is required.

Free Open Days

Council also offers Mitcham residents 12 FREE open days to dispose of combustible green waste on their properties during each Fire Danger Season. These include 10 free days throughout October, November and December to assist residents in preparing for the Fire Danger Season, and two free days in January and February to assist residents with maintaining their properties during the season. Free days for the next fire danger season are still to be determined.

The facility is located within the Higher Fire Risk Area which may affect opening hours. Please expand the Extreme Weather Policy heading below for more information.

Disposal Fees (until 30 June 2020)

EFTPOS, credit cards and cash accepted. Fees are subject to change.

Car Boot/ Station Wagon $15.00
Utility / Van $24.00
6 x 4 trailer - flat load $24.00
6 x 4 trailer - piled load $35.00
6 x 4 trailer - railed $45.00
7 x 5 trailer - flat load $45.00
7 x 5 trailer - piled load $59.00
7 x 5 trailer - railed or larger $77.00

To use the Lynton Green Organics Drop Off Facility you will need to provide proof of residency within the City of Mitcham. Acceptable proof could be your drivers license or rates notice. This facility is not open to commercial operators.

If you are visiting on one of our regular non-free days you will also need to pay a disposal fee. We accept EFTPOS/credit cards and cash.

Please be aware that on certain days the facility can be busy. Please consider the weather conditions and prepare appropriately (eg bring water, hat, gloves).

Lynton What to Bring

The facility is located within the Higher Fire Risk Area and will be closed where Extreme and Catastrophic fire danger ratings are issued by the South Australian Country Fire Service for the Mount Lofty Ranges Fire District. Please check with the CFS for the current fire danger rating. Council may close the facility in the event of extreme weather. Please visit to confirm the facility is open before you visit.

Lynton Facility

All green organic material collected is transported to a commercial composting contractor and turned into mulch. On average we receive over 600 tonnes of green organic material per year which is diverted from landfill through residents and Council using the Green Organics Drop-off Facility.

Lynton What Happens to Organics

In addition to the Lynton facility residents can dispose of smaller amounts of green waste by setting up a compost bin or utilising the green organics kerbside collection service.

If you need to dispose of larger amounts of green waste when the Lynton facility is not open, you can take it to another waste transfer station such as

  • Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre, 181 Morphett Road, North Plympton
  • Green Waste Recycling & Mulch Centre, War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide
  • Cleanaway Lonsdale – Solid Waste Services, Lot 79 Liston Road, Lonsdale

Please note that these facilities may charge a disposal fee.

Green Bins

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