New red bin lids

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

This change was part of the Victorian Government standardising household waste and recycling services across the state, including lid colours.

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

If your dark green kerbside rubbish bin lid hasn’t been swapped to a red lid, please contact our Customer Support team on 1300 787 624 or by emailing mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au

If your green-lidded bin is damaged or not compatible with the new lids, a red sticker will have been put on your bin. 

As instructed by the red sticker, you don’t need to do anything and your bin will be replaced on a future bin collection day. Please continue to use your bin as normal.

We appreciate your patience while we continue to work through the replacement list. We expect these bins to be replaced by 10 May 2024.

The Victorian Government is standardising a new and improved household waste and recycling services across the state, including standard lid colours.     

Under this statewide system, green lids are for food and garden waste, yellow lids for recycling, and red lids for rubbish.    

The change will help make it easier to identify what items go in each bin, improving household recycling, decreasing bin contamination, and reducing waste sent to landfill.   

Whether you’re visiting friends & family, travelling or re-locating, which colour bin your waste and recycling should go in will be the same throughout Victoria

More info: Go to the Victorian Government's Standardising household recycling across Victoria webpage

Old green bin lids will be recycled into new kerbside bins to be supplied to households in the future. 

No. All collections will remain the same frequency.

This project is part-funded through Recycling Victoria's Kerbside Reform fund, Sustainability Victoria household education fund and as part of the 2023/24 General Garbage Charge budget.

More info: Go to our What you can put in your bins webpage

More info: Go to our Ways to reduce your household waste webpage