Lynton Green Organics Drop off Facility

In the City of Mitcham you have three options for disposing of organic material:

  • Set up a compost bin or worm farm.
  • Utilise the green organics kerbside collection service.
  • Take garden waste to Lynton Green Organics Drop-off Facility.

Mitcham residents can take excess organic material such as tree and shrub prunings (branches no larger than 200mm (8 inches) in diameter), grass cuttings and clippings to the Lynton Green Organics Drop-off Facility, Beagle Terrace at Lynton. Soil will not be accepted. This service is not available for commercial operators.

Open Days 2019/2020

The Lynton Green Organics Drop-off Facility is 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. The Facility is also open some Mondays throughout October, November, December as per the Free Green Organics Days information below. Fees apply and proof of residency within the City of Mitcham is required. 

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. The City of Mitcham reserves the right to close the facility in the event of extreme weather. In the event of the facility closure notice will be communicated via our website and social media channels.

Free Green Organics Days 2019/2020

Council will provide 12 free green waste days to assist residents prepare their properties for each upcoming Fire Danger Season. These include 10 free days throughout October, November and December to assist residents prepare for each upcoming Fire Danger Season and two free days in January and February to assist residents with maintaining their properties during the season (as shown in orange on the calendar below)

To assist Mitcham residents with the costs of disposing of green waste as part of clearing their properties of fire hazards to reduce fuel loads, Council will open the Lynton Green Organics Drop-off Facility at Beagle Terrace, Lynton for FREE dumping of green waste on the dates shown in yellow on the calendar below:

This facility will be free with only green waste accepted – no rubbish. Proof of residency will be required. No commercial businesses allowed.

Lynton Green Organics Drop-off Facility will be accepting green waste materials such as grass cuttings, leaf matter and prunings (branches no larger than 200mm in diameter).

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 was diverted from landfill through residents and Council using the Green Organics Drop-off Facility.

For further information on Lynton Green Organics Drop-off Facility call 8372 8888 or email

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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 $44.00
7 x 5 trailer - flat load $44.00
7 x 5 trailer - piled load $58.00
7 x 5 trailer - railed or larger $76.00