Recycling information


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

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  • Cardinia Shire Council has entered into a short-term arrangement with recycling processor, Polytrade Recycling, to accept and process a proprotion of our kerbside recycling.
  • Polytrade is unable to accept soft plastics (e.g. plastic bags, wrappers, bread bags, etc). These can not be placed in your recycling bin. Collect soft plastics and take them to Coles or Woolworths supermarkets to be recycled through REDcycle.
  • Polytrade is working towards upgrading its facilities to accept the remaining recycling collected from Cardinia Shire Council in the near future.
  • Please put all recyclable items in your recycling bin and put your recycling bin out for collection on the normal day.

Thank you all for your patience, understanding and cooperation during this time. For more information see the media release issued on 22 August 2019.


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
  • 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
  • Hard plastics - including plastic bottles, containers, trays and tupperware (bottle tops when placed back on the bottle)
  • pots and pans 
  • paper – including books, magazines, and envelopes
  • Building and renovation waste
  • Clothing, shoes and fabric
  • E-waste (any item with a plug, battery or cord at the end of its life)
  • Food scraps and leftovers
  • Household chemicals
  • Mirrors and window glass
  • Nappies
  • Plastic bags and soft, flexible plastic packaging
  • Polystyrene
  • Scrap metal e.g. car parts

Check our A to Z guide for disposal options for these items