Total fire ban in Cardinia Shire - Wednesday 22 January

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Final FREE green waste drop-off event for 2019 this weekend

Published: 11 November 2019

Cardinia Shire Council’s final free green waste drop-off event for 2019 is happening this weekend from Friday 15 to Sunday 18 November 2019.

The service is assists Cardinia Shire residents to clean up and reduce the fire fuel load on their properties in the lead up to the summer period.

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

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 drop-off event

When: 9am–4pm daily from 15–18 November 2019

Where: Lysterfield Resource Recovery Centre – 840 Wellington Rd, Lysterfield

For more information, visit or call Council’s Customer Service team on 1300 787 624.

Hard waste collections underway

In addition, Cardinia Shire Council’s hard waste collections continue across the shire, with Zone 3 collections underway from Monday 11 to Friday 15 November.

The hard waste collections are being conducted in five zones across the shire, with one zone collected each week for five weeks.

Hard waste collection items should be stacked into five piles: general waste, e-waste, scrap metal and whitegoods, mattresses and couches and bundled/tied green waste to ensure each waste type is collected by the correct truck for recycling or disposal.

To check your collection dates and for more information about acceptable items, visit