Your next recycling bin date is:
Your recycling bin (with the yellow lid) is collected every 2 weeks.
Update on recycling processing
EPA has ordered our recycling processor (SKM) to stop receiving recyclable material until further notice.
While this is unfortunate, inappropriately-managed stockpiles of waste and recyclable materials pose a fire risk and a risk to human health. Our priority is always to protect the health and safety of our community members.
We are working with SKM, the Victorian Government and the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group to investigate immediate options as well as long-term solutions to manage recycling services to households.
Keep using your recycling bin
We encourage you to keep recycling as normal.
- Keep separating your recyclable items from your non-recyclable items, and put your recyclable items in your recycling bin (with the yellow lid).
- Keep putting your recycling bin out for collection when it’s your recycling week. Your recycling bin will continue to be collected from your kerbside as normal.
Cardinia Shire residents have a great record when it comes to recycling. Let’s keep it up and work together to meet the current challenges.
Which one is my recycling bin?
Your recycling bin has a yellow lid and is collected every 2 weeks.
Recycling rules and tips
- 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 - put them loose in the bin. However plastic bags and flexible plastic packaging must be ‘bagged up’ in a plastic bag, then this bag is put in your recycling bin.
What goes in your recycling bin
- plastic bags (such as supermarket shopping bags) and soft, flexible plastic packaging (make sure it is contained in a 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
- pots and pans (no glass lids)
- paper – including books, magazines, envelopes and unsoiled paper towels
You can also recycling plastics that hold their shape including:
- broken hard plastic toys (no batteries)
- plastic bottles and containers – including bottle tops, takeaway boxes and yoghurt pots
- plastic plant pots
- other hard plastic household items such as CD cases and tupperware
Do not put these in your recycling bin
- Building and renovation waste – take to a local resource recovery centre
- Crockery, drinking glasses, ceramics and overware – donate to op shops or arrange a collection with Diabetes Australia
- E-waste (any item with a plug, battery or cord at the end of its life) – leave these out at your next hard waste collection or find disposal options at Planet Arks Recycling Near You
- Food scraps and leftovers - consider using a worm farm, a compost bin, or as a last resort, put it in your garbage bin. For great tips on reducing food waste go to the Love Food Hate Waste website
- Household chemicals – take to a Detox Your Home collection
- Household goods - use op shops or arrange a collection with Diabetes Australia
- Mirrors and window glass – leave these out at your next hard waste collection
- Nappies – try cloth nappies or put disposables in your garbage bin.
- Scrap metal eg. car parts – leave these out at your next hard waste collection or take to a scrap metal buyer.