Green waste drop-off days

At our free green waste drop-off days you can drop off residential amounts of green waste.

You do not need to book or register.

  • Cardinia Shire residents can use this free service.
  • Commercial business operators cannot use the service.
  • Green waste can only be delivered from residential vehicles and trailers. 


Date: Friday 8 November to Monday 11 November 2019

Time: 9am to 4pm

Location: Future Recycling Transfer Station, 30-32 Exchange Dr, Pakenham VIC 3810


Date: Friday 15 November to Monday 18 November 2019

Time: 9am to 4pm

Location: Lysterfield Resource Recovery Centre, 840 Wellington Road, Lysterfield

Photo ID with your home address in Cardinia Shire. 

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. 
  • 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. 

The green waste will be shredded and taken to a composting facility. It will then be broken down and turned into high-quality soil conditioner to help grow food and gardens in Victoria.