‘Get red-y' for new rubbish bin lids

Published: 30 October 2023

From February 2024, all kerbside rubbish bins in Cardinia Shire will transition to red lids over a 4-week period. The red lids will replace any existing dark green lids on these bins.

This change is taking place because the Victorian Government is standardising household waste and recycling services across the state, including lid colours.  

Under the new and improved system, lime green lids will be for food and garden waste, yellow lids for recycling, and red lids for general rubbish. 

Some community members already have a red-lidded rubbish bin. For those who don’t, all they will need to do is leave their kerbside rubbish bin out until 6pm on their usual general rubbish bin collection days from Monday 5 February to Friday 1 March 2024, or until their bin lid is swapped for a red lid.  

Once their lid has been swapped, community members can place their kerbside rubbish bin out on bin collection days as normal.  

Old lids will be recycled and turned into new kerbside bins.   

Cardinia Shire Mayor Councillor Tammy Radford said the standardisation of bin lids across the state will make it easier for people to put the correct items in the correct bin – no matter where they are in Victoria.  

“Whether you’re visiting friends and family, travelling, or moving to a new area, it will be much easier to know what goes in each bin as it will be the same throughout Victoria."

“This will help improve household recycling rates, decrease contamination and reduce waste sent to landfill.” 

Mayor Radford encouraged the community to use this as an opportunity to make sure they know which items belong in each bin.   

“This change is a great opportunity to learn about how we can all do our bit for the environment by disposing of household items correctly. You can head to council’s website to find out what goes in each bin."

“Let’s work together to improve our recycling efforts and reduce waste sent to landfill, helping our environment and economy along the way,” Mayor Radford said.  

This project is supported by funding from the Victorian Government. 

For more information on the bin lid changes go to www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/redbinlids  

For general information about waste services in Cardinia Shire go to www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/waste 

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