Free green waste continues

Residents can continue to drop-off their green waste for free until Tuesday 30 April. Picture: on file

Residents impacted by the recent storms can continue to drop-off their green waste for free, as well as other storm-related general waste, until Tuesday 30 April.

Transfer stations in Pakenham and Lysterfield will continue to accept residential amounts of green waste including tree branches and trunks (up to 30 centimetres wide and 1 metre long), weeds, grass clippings, leaves, and flowers. This also now includes other storm-related waste such as building debris.


Cleanaway Resource Recovery Centre (840 Wellington Rd, Lysterfield)

Monday – Friday: 8am – 3:30pm

Saturday: 8am-11:30am

Sunday: 8am –11:30am


Future Recycling Transfer Station (30-32 Exchange Drive, Pakenham)

Monday – Friday: 8am-3:30pm

Saturday: 8am-2pm

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.

Other options for disposing of green waste include:

Placing green waste in the green lidded FOGO bin that is collected fortnightly.

Booking in a hard/bundled green waste collection (up to 4m3 for a double booking). For more info and to book go to

Calling SES on 132 500 or, if practicable, investigating insurance options, for tree branches larger than 30cm wide or longer than 1m that can’t be trimmed down.

For more information and updates from Council on storm relief and recovery support visit Council’s website at