Council’s FREE green waste drop-off events are back!

Published: 1 August 2023

Residents are encouraged to prepare for the 2023-24 fire season with Cardinia Shire Council’s free green waste drop-off events this September and October.

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.   

Pakenham – Friday 1 to Monday 4 September 2023 
Future Recycling Transfer Station   
30-32 Exchange Drive, Pakenham 
All days: 9am to 4pm  

Lysterfield – Friday 13 to Monday 16 October 2023  
Cleanaway Resource Recovery Centre   
840 Wellington Rd, Lysterfield    
Friday: 8am to 4pm   
Saturday and Sunday: 8am to 12pm (noon)   
Monday: 8am to 4pm    

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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