Winter waste drop-off events are back!

Published: 17 April 2023

Residents can dispose of excess green waste at Council’s free green waste drop-off events this May and July.

Council’s green waste drop-off events are a free service accepting residential amounts of green waste including garden prunings, tree branches and trunks (up to 30 centimetres wide and 1 metre long), weeds, grass clippings, leaves, and flowers.   

Residents must present photo ID as proof of residence within Cardinia Shire to access the free service.   

Waste will only be accepted from residential vehicles and trailers; commercial business operators cannot use this service.   


Lysterfield – Friday 19 to Monday 22 May 2023 

Cleanaway Resource Recovery Centre, 840 Wellington Rd, Lysterfield   

Friday: 8am to 4pm  

Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 12pm (noon)  

Monday: 8am to 4pm   


Pakenham – Friday 21 to Monday 24 July 2023  

Future Recycling Transfer Station, 30-32 Exchange Drive, Pakenham  

All days: 9am to 4pm 

Residents are also reminded to dispose of chemicals and other hazardous liquids at this weekend's Detox Your Home event, as well as drop off any eligible empty agvet chemical containers at the drumMUSTER event.  

Detox Your Home 

Date: Saturday 22 April 2023 
Time: 9am to 2pm  
Location: Council Depot, 18 Purton Road, Pakenham 
More info and to register: Eventbrite website 



Date: Saturday 22 April 2023 
Time: 9am to 12 noon 
Location: Council Depot, 18 Purton Road, Pakenham 
More info: DrumMuster website 

For more information about Council’s waste drop-off events, visit or call Council’s Customer Service team on 1300 787 624. 

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