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Recycling information


Your recycling bin (with the yellow lid) is collected every 2 weeks.

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EPA has ordered our recycling processor (SKM) to stop receiving recyclable material until further notice.

While this is unfortunate, inappropriately-managed stockpiles of waste and recyclable materials pose a fire risk and a risk to human health. Our priority is always to protect the health and safety of our community members.

We are working with SKM, the Victorian Government and the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group to investigate immediate options as well as long-term solutions to manage recycling services to households.

Keep using your recycling bin

We encourage you to keep recycling as normal.

  • Keep separating your recyclable items from your non-recyclable items, and put your recyclable items in your recycling bin (with the yellow lid).
  • Keep putting your recycling bin out for collection when it’s your recycling week. Your recycling bin will continue to be collected from your kerbside as normal.

Cardinia Shire residents have a great record when it comes to recycling. Let’s keep it up and work together to meet the current challenges.

Your recycling bin has a yellow lid and is collected every 2 weeks.

  • 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.
  • plastic bags (such as supermarket shopping bags) and soft, flexible plastic packaging (make sure it is contained in a plastic bag)
  • 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