Waste rebates and discounts

We are committed to environmental sustainability and reducing waste sent to landfill – that’s why we offer rebates and incentives if you take steps to reduce your household waste.

  • Each household in Cardinia Shire is eligible for one rebate from the categories below.
  • You must submit a separate application for each category.
  • If you spend less than the rebate amount, we will refund you for the amount you spent. 

You can also get a discount on your rates for reducing your bin size

Rebate category  Included in category  Rebate amount
Compost bins and worm farms

Compost bin, worm farms, bokashi bins, in-ground food waste digester.


Up to $50 



Garden mulchers, garden shredders, portable wood chippers. 

(Head to the Sustainability Victoria website for tips on composting and worm farms). 

Up to $50 






  • Commercial equipment
  • Blower vac mulchers
  • Mulching mowers
  • Parts and accessories not listed. 

You need to include these with your form: 

  • a copy of the receipt
  • proof of your Cardinia Shire address. 

Apply online for a waste reduction rebate

Download a waste reduction rebate application form

Save $20 on your annual rates bill if you swap your 120-litre garbage bin for an 80-litre bin.


Apply online to reduce your bin size


1300 787 624

In person

Customer Service Centre
20 Siding Avenue, Officer

Head to the Sustainability Victoria website for tips on composting and worm farms or visit our waste workshops page for upcoming sessions on composting.