COVID-19 restrictions ease for metropolitan Melbourne from 11.59pm Thursday 24 June

Click here for information, updates to Council services and support for residents and businesses >

Waste drop-off days

  • You can dispose of excess green waste at one of our free green waste drop off days. Future dates are listed on this page. 
  • You can also dispose of chemicals and other hazardous liquids through the Detox Your Home collections offered by the Victorian Government. You can also drop off eligible empty agvet chemical containers at drumMUSTER events
  • You don't need to book or register for these collections. 
  • We hold free green waste drop off days for Cardinia Shire residents.
  • Green waste can be dropped off in residential vehicles and trailers only. Commercial business operators cannot use the service. 
  • You need to bring Photo ID that shows your home address in Cardinia Shire. 
  • The green waste is shredded and taken to a composting facility. It is then broken down and turned into high-quality soil conditioner to help grow food and gardens in Victoria.

Drop-off dates and locations

Lysterfield - Friday 26 to Monday 29 March 2021

Cleanaway Resource Recovery Centre
840 Wellington Rd, Lysterfield 
Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Monday 29 March: 9am to 4pm
Sunday 28 March: 9am to 2pm  

Pakenham - Friday 16 to Monday 19 April 2021

Future Recycling Transfer Station
30-32 Exchange Drive, Pakenham
All days: 9am to 4pm

What you can drop off 

Residential amounts of garden waste, including:

  • flowers
  • garden prunings
  • grass clippings
  • leaves
  • tree branches and trunks up to 30 centimetres wide and 1 metre long
  • weeds

What you can't drop off 

  • Rocks, stones, soil or potting mix
  • Building and renovation waste (such as timber and fence palings) 
  • Commercial quantities of green waste
  • Treated timber
  • Green waste in a bag
  • Food
  • Manure and animal waste
  • General household rubbish or recyclables
  • Plant pots
  • Medical syringes
  • Clothes and shoes
  • Hessian or plastic bags
  • Hazardous waste or chemicals. 

Other ways to dispose of green waste

  • Detox Your Home provides a way to safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals such as cleaners, fuels and pesticides.
  • Commercial business operators cannot use the service.
  • Residents wanting to attend will need to book in advance.

For dates, locations and a list of acceptable items: Detox Your Home website

Next Detox Your Home events

Pakenham drop-off - Saturday 17 April 2021
Cardinia Operations Depot
18 Purton Rd, Pakenham
9am to 2pm
To book: Visit the Eventbrite website

Berwick drop-off - Saturday 15 May 2021
Akoonah Park
2 Cardinia Street, Berwick
8am to 3pm
To book: Visit the Eventbrite website

DrumMUSTER provides agricultural and veterinary chemical users with a way to recycle eligible empty agvet chemical containers.

Next drumMUSTER drop off event
Saturday 17 April 2021
9am to 12 noon 
Cardinia Operations Depot
18 Purton Road, Pakenham

More info:  DrumMuster website