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Free green waste drop-off at Lysterfield going ahead with changes

Published: 27 April 2020

In line with advice from the Victorian Government’s Department of Health and Human Services, Council’s free green waste drop off days, scheduled for 1–4 May 2020, will go ahead with some changes.

Rescheduled: Free green waste drop off at Lysterfield

Council has worked with Cleanaway Resource Recovery Centre (840 Wellington Rd, Lysterfield) to ensure the free green waste drop off service will be available to Cardinia Shire residents as planned on Friday 1 – Monday 4 May 2020, with the following changes:

  • Operating hours have changed: 9am–4pm Friday 1 and Monday 4 May, 8am–12pm (noon) Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May.
  • The service will be non-contact and residents must be able to unload their green waste unassisted.
  • The drop off areas will be spaced-out to ensure compliance with the physical distancing requirements.
  • Attendees must comply with all instructions given by staff.
  • Residents must not attend if they are unwell.

New alternative service: Free additional green waste collection in May 2020

Council is now offering Cardinia Shire residents an additional free green waste collection service, available by registration for pick-up as part of the shire-wide hard waste collection service.

This provides our residents with an alternative option to help them manage their extra green waste, in consideration of the postponement and late scheduling changes to the Pakenham and Lysterfield green waste drop off events during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

If residents wish to use this free service, they must register for it with Council in advance, otherwise it will not be collected by our collection staff.

Register now: Free green waste collection

Residents can call 1300 787 624 or email to register to place up to 3 cubic metres of additional green waste for collection during the current shire-wide hard waste collections.

Residents can check their hard waste collection week online at

More information

For more information and updates about green waste services available to Cardinia Shire residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit or call 1300 787 624.

Council is continuing to deliver the kerbside bin collections and hard and bundled green waste collection services to our residents, with some changes and extra measures in place in line with state and federal government guidelines. Find out more online at and

Council is continuing to provide updates on any changes to its services, programs or events on the Council website at

All Cardinia Shire residents are reminded to comply with the state and federal government’s Coronavirus stage 3 restrictions, which require people to stay at home unless they must leave: to shop for food and supplies, medical care and caregiving, work and education, or exercise.