Council’s free waste drop-off events are back for 2021!

Published: 9 March 2021

Cardinia Shire Council’s free waste drop-off events, including green waste drop-off, drumMUSTER and Detox Your Home, are back for 2021.

Green waste drop-off events 

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.  


When: Friday 26 - Monday 29 March 2021, 9am – 4pm (Sunday open 9am-2pm) 

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


When: Friday 16 - Monday 19 April 2021, 9am to 4pm 

Where: Pakenham – Future Recycling Transfer Station. 30-32 Exchange Drive, Pakenham  

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

Detox Your Home 

Dispose of unwanted household chemicals at Council’s FREE Detox Your Home event in Pakenham on Saturday 17 April 2021.  

The Detox Your Home service provides Cardinia Shire residents a safe, free and easy-to-use way to dispose of unwanted common, toxic household chemicals without harming your health or the environment.  

The collected chemicals are safely sorted and transported to a specialist waste treatment facility. Where possible, chemicals are recycled or used for other purposes such as energy recovery.    

The Detox Your Home program is a free service administered by Sustainability Victoria in partnership with local councils and funded by the Victorian landfill levy.  

When: Saturday 17 April 2021, 9am – 2pm  

Where: Cardinia Operations Depot. 18 Purton Rd, Pakenham  

Please note that all residents attending the Detox Your Home event must register at: 

For more information about Detox Your Home events, visit or call Council’s Customer Service team on 1300 787 624.  


Council’s free drumMUSTER drop-off event provides commercial and residential community members with disposal opportunities for eligible, cleaned agvet chemical containers. 

Council’s trained staff manage the event, and organise for the drums to be collected and recycled afterwards.  

When: Saturday 17 April 2021, 9am – 12pm  

Where: Cardinia Operations Depot. 18 Purton Rd, Pakenham 

For more information about the DrumMUSTER mobile collection, including eligible containers, 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.  

For more information about the current restrictions, visit  

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