Green waste and mulch centre


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The City of Adelaide‘s green waste recycling and mulch centre is open to residents and the public for the dumping of organic material and to purchase quality mulch and compost.

The centre is located at the eastern end of War Memorial Drive, a one minute drive from the Bundeys Road corner. 

Please note that the centre accepts card payment only, no cash. 

Opening hours 
Tuesday to Friday: 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Closed on Sunday, Monday and Public Holidays.

Park Lands mulch and compost

The centre recycles green waste into a variety of mulches and compost that are available for sale to the public from the centre.

To buy mulch, visit the centre during opening hours or call for more info on 8203 7502.

Apart from making your garden look great, mulch is very beneficial for your garden in the following ways:

  • Helps retain moisture in the soil.
  • Cools the root zone of plants which lowers transpiration of moisture from the plant.
  • Builds soil structure and adds nutrients (fertilizer is still recommended).
  • Aids micro-organisms that are beneficial to plants and soil.
  • Helps prevent salinity problems by reducing evaporation.
  • Introduces organic material into poor soils.

The following mulches are available to purchase:

Parklands coarse mulch

Low cost, good quality mulch ideal for large areas, informal gardens or sloping sites. It has a natural appearance has the ability to stay in place more readily than other finer products. If applied 100mm thick, it should last approximately two years.

Parklands premium fine mulch

A combination of our coarse mulch and 20% compost, this mulch provides the extra benefit of boosting the soil more quickly than the coarse mulch alone. It is ideal for any plant or garden that would benefit from application of compost e.g roses, vegetables and fruits.

Parklands premium fine mulch

An attractive looking due to its finer appearance. A favourite with landscape contractors, this mulch is ideal for smaller gardens or gardens that requires a formal appearance.

Parklands premium fine mulch plus

A combination of our Fine mulch and 20% compost, this mulch not only looks good but plants love it! This mulch is ideal for any plan or garden that would benefit from compost yet requiring a formal appearance.

Park lands premium compost

A premium compost ideal for improving soil structure, increasing nutrient content, warding off plant diseases and saving water. It’s ideal for adding organic matter to both sandy and clay soils.

Parklands special soil

An all-round soil used to establish new garden beds, top up existing garden beds and in place of a sandy loam when you want added benefits from organic matter.

*These prices refer to per m3 rates - smaller amounts are available and price will be determined at time of sale.

Green waste dumping

The City of Adelaide allows rate paying residents to dispose of up to four loads of green waste at no cost per year. You just need to show your current rates notice and identification.

For all others including non-city residents the following fees apply:

Load/trailer sizeCharge
City of Adelaide Residents (4 loads / year)Free- when a current rates notice and identification are produced
6 x 4 TrailerLevel $39.00 / Raised $46.50 / Caged $52.50
7 x 5 Trailer and above minimum chargeLevel $46.50/ Raised $52.50 / Caged $60.50
All large trucks and trailers$18.00/m³

Please note the Centre is not licensed to accept the following materials: 

  • asbestos
  • copper Chrome Arsenate (CCA) Treated timber
  • chemicals
  • electronic materials (E-waste)
  • construction waste
  • general waste
  • Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF)
  • plastic
  • soil/fill

              Need more information?

              If you have any questions regarding green waste dumping, or purchase of mulch, please contact the centre during opening hours:

              8203 7502