Your next recycling bin date is:
Your recycling bin (with the yellow lid) is collected every 2 weeks.
Keep putting your recycling bin out
- Council has been advised that its recycling processor, SKM Services, has temporarily stopped accepting recyclable materials.
- Our kerbside recycling collection will continue as normal. Please keep putting your recycling bin containing recyclables out for collection. This is so that the items in your recycling bin stay uncontaminated for when things returns to normal, and to keep up the shire’s great recycling habits.
Cardinia Shire Council is one of many councils affected by this issue. We are working hard to find temporary and long-term solutions for managing our recycling services.
While we are disappointed that we have no choice but to send recyclables to landfill for now, our priority is to protect the community’s health and safety.
We will update you on this issue as we have more information. Thank you all for your patience, understanding and cooperation during this time. For more information see the media release issued on 29 July
Which one is my recycling bin?
Your recycling bin has a yellow lid and is collected every 2 weeks.
Recycling rules and tips
- Put the right items in your recycling bin otherwise it may not be collected.
- Empty items before they go in the bin but don’t worry too much about rinsing them first.
- Squash bulky containers down. Lids can be recycled too; just screw them on to their containers.
- Don't place items for recycling in a garbage or plastic bag - put them loose in the bin. However plastic bags and flexible plastic packaging must be ‘bagged up’ in a plastic bag, then this bag is put in your recycling bin.
What goes in your recycling bin
- cans (aluminum and steel) – including aerosols
- cardboard – including milk and juice cartons, pizza boxes (remove any leftover food)
- foil and foil trays (save small pieces and scrunch into a ball larger than to golf ball)
- glass bottles and jars
- pots and pans (no glass lids)
- paper – including books, magazines, envelopes and unsoiled paper towels
You can also recycling plastics that hold their shape including:
- broken hard plastic toys (no batteries)
- plastic bottles and containers – including bottle tops, takeaway boxes and yoghurt pots
- plastic plant pots
- other hard plastic household items such as CD cases and tupperware
Do not put these in your recycling bin
- Building and renovation waste – take to a local resource recovery centre
- Crockery, drinking glasses, ceramics and overware – donate to op shops or arrange a collection with Diabetes Australia
- E-waste (any item with a plug, battery or cord at the end of its life) – leave these out at your next hard waste collection or find disposal options at Planet Arks Recycling Near You
- Food scraps and leftovers - consider using a worm farm, a compost bin, or as a last resort, put it in your garbage bin. For great tips on reducing food waste go to the Love Food Hate Waste website
- Household chemicals – take to a Detox Your Home collection
- Household goods - use op shops or arrange a collection with Diabetes Australia
- Mirrors and window glass – leave these out at your next hard waste collection
- Nappies – try cloth nappies or put disposables in your garbage bin.
- Plastic bags and soft, flexible plastic packaging - Take to major supermarkets and recycle with the REDcycle program
- Scrap metal eg. car parts – leave these out at your next hard waste collection or take to a scrap metal buyer