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Our Green Waste and Mulch Centre is open!

Have you got organic material to drop off? Is your garden in need of quality mulch and compost?

The City of Adelaide‘s green waste recycling and mulch centre is available to City of Adelaide residents as well as members of the public and is conveniently 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.

Our opening hours
Monday: 7:30 am to 3:00 pm (open Mulch Mondays only)
Tuesday to Friday: 7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Why mulch?

Apart from making your garden look great, mulch is very beneficial for your garden. It:

  • 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.

When you purchase mulch from us not only will you receive quality mulch at affordable prices, you'll be putting money straight back into maintaining our city Park Lands.

Which mulch is for you?

We recycle green waste into a variety of mulches and compost that are available to buy. 

The below prices refer to per m3 rates - smaller amounts are available and price will be determined at time of sale. Here's what's on offer:

Park Lands Coarse Mulch:

Park Lands Coarse Mulch 2
  • Ideal for large areas, informal gardens or sloping sites.
  • Natural appearance.
  • Ability to stay in place more readily than other finer products.
  • If applied 100mm thick, it should last approximately two years.

Park Lands Coarse Mulch Plus:

Parklands Course Plus Mulch Wet
  • Combination of coarse mulch and 20% compost.
  • Provides extra benefit of boosting the soil more quickly.
  • Ideal for any plant or garden that would benefit from application of compost.

Park Lands Fine Mulch:

Park Lands Fine Mulch 2
  • Attractive looking mulch due to its finer appearance.
  • A favourite with landscape contractors.
  • Ideal for smaller gardens or gardens that require a formal appearance.

Park Lands Fine Mulch Plus: $77/m3

Park Lands Fine Mulch Wet
  • Combination of fine mulch and 20% compost.
  • Not only looks good but plants love it!
  • Ideal for any plant or garden that would benefit from compost yet requires a formal appearance.

Park Lands Compost:

  • Premium compost
  • Ideal for improving soil structure, increasing nutrient content, warding off plant diseases and saving water.
  • Ideal for adding organic matter to both sandy and clay soils.

Park Lands Special Soil:

Park Lands Special Soil
  • An all-round soil.
  • Ideal for establishing new garden beds, top up existing garden beds and in place of sandy loam when you want added benefits from organic matter.

Mulch Mondays

Get 50% off Park Lands Coarse Mulch at Mulch Mondays! Every month, we open the Centre on select Mondays.
The next Mulch Monday is taking place on Monday 11 July 2022.

Get mulch delivered to you

Can't make it to the centre? Our team can bring our mulch to you.

Get in touch with us today to schedule a delivery, and have mulch or compost delivered straight to your driveway.

Deliveries are made Tuesday to Friday from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm. 

A minimum order of 2 m³ applies. The maximum order is 7 m³.

    Delivery fees
      Distance from the cityDelivery fee
      5 km$30
      10 km$40
      10 km+ (maximum distance 50 km)$50

      Schedule a delivery

      We also accept green waste

      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 non-city residents the following fees apply:

      Load/trailer sizeCharge (prices include GST)
      City of Adelaide Residents (4 loads / year)Free- when a current rates notice and identification are produced
      6 x 4 TrailerLevel $39.00 / Raised $47.00 / Caged $53.00
      7 x 5 Trailer and above minimum chargeLevel $47.00 / Raised $53.00 / Caged $61.50
      All large trucks and trailers$18.50/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