Prepare for summer with Council’s FREE green waste drop-off events!

Published: 9 November 2020

Cardinia Shire Council’s free green waste drop-off events are happening once again at Pakenham and Lysterfield.

The service helps 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.  

Green waste drop-off events

  1. When: Friday 20 - Monday 23 November 2020, 9am – 4pm 
    Where: Pakenham – Future Recycling Transfer Station, 30-32 Exchange Drive, Pakenham 
  2. When: Friday 4 - Monday 7 December 2020, 9am to 4pm 
    Where: Lysterfield – Cleanaway Resource Recovery Centre, 840 Wellington Rd, Lysterfield  

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

COVID-19 restrictions 

Please note that Council’s free green waste drop-off events will be run in line with Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions. Residents must not attend if they are unwell and must comply with all instructions as directed by staff. Unless residents have a lawful exemption, face masks must be worn at all times by those over 12 years old, and physical distancing restrictions will be in place.  

The events will be non-contact and residents must be able to unload their green waste unassisted. 

For more information about the current restrictions, visit:


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