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 only one rebate from each of the categories below.
  • You must reside in Cardinia Shire and provide proof of residency to be eligable for the rebate.
  • 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

Rebate category  Included in category  Rebate amount
Compost bin or worm farm

One of following: compost bin, worm farm,
bokashi bin or in-ground food waste digester.

Up to $50 

One of the following: Garden mulcher, garden shredder or portable wood chipper. 

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, reusable 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 residency within Cardinia Shire

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