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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
  • Check if you need to book or register for specific drop-off events.

 

  • Australian Red Cross and Cardinia Shire Council are partnering to provide an easy way to donate unwanted pre-loved clothing and homewares with a contactless, drive-thru service.
  • The event is open to all residents as well as those outside of Cardinia Shire.
  • Anyone wanting to attend will need to register in advance.
  • The free drop-offs will run in line with any Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time. Residents must not attend if they are unwell and must comply with all instructions as directed by staff.

Drop-off date and location

Date: Saturday 10 September
Time: 9am to 2pm 
Location: IYU Recreation Reserve, 165 Henry Road, Pakenham
More info and to register: Visit the Eventbrite website

What you can donate

Please ensure all items are in a good, clean condition. If you wouldn’t give it to a friend or buy it from a store, we cannot accept it as a donation.

  • Quality women’s, men’s and children’s clothing
  • Accessories (including  hats, bags, shoes, belts, scarves, gloves, sunglasses, and jewellery)
  • Homewares

What you can't donate

  • Stained and damaged clothing and goods
  • Used beauty and hygiene products
  • Electrical goods (computers, TVs, lighting etc)
  • Books, CD’s and DVD’s
  • White goods (including fridges, washing machines and microwaves)
  • Kitchenware (such as cutlery, dishes, pots and pans - unless in new packaging)
  • Furniture (including beanbags, tables and mattresses)
  • Baby items (car seats, highchairs, cots etc)
  • Outdoor items (such as BBQ’s and trampolines)
  • Harmful products (including knives, weapons and gas canisters)
  • 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 free drop-offs will run in line with any Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time. Residents must not attend if they are unwell and must comply with all instructions as directed by staff.
  • 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

Pakenham – Friday 19 to Monday 22 August 2022  

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

Lysterfield – Friday 14 to Monday 17 October 2022 

Cleanaway Resource Recovery Centre 
840 Wellington Rd, Lysterfield  
Friday 14: 8am to 4pm 
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16: 8am to 12pm (noon) 
Monday 17: 8am to 4pm  

Pakenham – Friday 2 to Monday 5 December 2022  

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

The next event in Cardinia Shire will be in 2023.

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

Next drumMUSTER drop off event

Date: Saturday 9 April 2022
Time: 9am to 12 noon  
Location: Council Depot, 18 Purton Road, Pakenham

More info: DrumMuster website

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