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Waste drop-off days

  • We offer a number of free disposal services throughout the year, so you can safely dispose of excess green waste and other difficult items such as chemicals.
  • You do not need to book or register.
  • We hold free green waste drop off days for Cardinia Shire residents.
  • Green waste can be dropped off in residential vehicles and trailers.
  • You need to bring Photo ID with your home address in Cardinia Shire. 
  • Commercial business operators cannot use the service. 
  • 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

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our October drop-offs have been postponed to November/December 2020:

Date: Friday 20 - Monday 23 November 2020*
Time: 9am - 4pm
Location: Pakenham – Future Recycling Transfer Station. 30-32 Exchange Drive, Pakenham 
Date: Friday 4 - Monday 7 December 2020*
Time: 9am - 4pm
Location: Lysterfield – Cleanaway Resource Recovery Centre. 840 Wellington Rd, Lysterfield 
*These dates may be changed again at short notice if COVID-19 government restrictions are further extended. Please check back regularly for the latest information.

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

2 household spray and oil containers

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

Next Detox Your Home event 

Date: Saturday 21 November 2020
Time: 9.00am to 2.00pm 
Location: Council Depot 18 Purton Road, Pakenham 

2 containers with the Drummuster logo on them

DrumMUSTER provides agricultural and veterinary chemical users with a way to recycle eligible empty agvet chemical containers. More info:  DrumMuster website

Next drumMUSTER event

Date: Saturday 21 November 2020

Time: 9.00am to 12.00pm 

Location: Council Depot 18 Purton Road, Pakenham