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.

  • All households in Cardinia Shire are eligible for one rebate from each of the categories below.
  • You must submit a separate application for each category.
  • Applications must be compleated within 60 days of purchasing.
  • If you spend less than the rebate amount, we will refund you for the full amount you spent. 

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

Rebates available to households in Cardinia Shire
Rebate category  Included in category  Rebate amount
Compost bins and worm farms

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

Up to $50 

Garden mulchers, garden shredders, portable wood chippers. 

Up to $50 
Reusable sanitary products Reusable sanitary pads, reusable sanitary cups, leak proof underwear and wet bags for reusable sanitary items.  Up to $50
Reusable nappies

Cloth nappies, swim nappies, reusable inner liners for nappies, reusable baby wipes, wet bags for reusable nappies and reusable nursing breast pads. 

Up to $150
  • 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 (less than 60 days old)
  • proof of your Cardinia Shire address. 

Apply online for a waste reduction rebate

Download a waste reduction rebate application form

Save $30 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