New red bin lids
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.
How will the change happen?
Some community members already have a red-lidded rubbish bin. If your bin has a red lid so, no further action is required.
If you don’t, all you will need to do is leave your kerbside rubbish bin out until 6pm on your usual general rubbish bin collection days from Monday 5 February to Friday 1 March 2024, or until your bin lid is swapped to red.
Once your lid has been swapped, you can place your kerbside rubbish bin out on bin collection days as normal.
I will be away in February. What should I do?
The red bin lid change will take approximately 4 weeks from 5 February to 1 March. If you are away during this period, please arrange a neighbour, friend, or family member to leave your bin out on your collection day.
If you are unable to find someone to help, we will have red lids available longer term.
Why are the lids being changed?
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 will be for food and garden waste, yellow lids for recycling, and red lids for rubbish.
The change will help make is 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
What will happen to the old lids?
Old green bin lids will be recycled into new kerbside bins to be supplied to households in the future.
Will bin collection frequency change?
No. All collections will remain the same frequency.
What is the cost?
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.
What can go in each of my bins?
More info: Go to our What you can put in your bins webpage
How can I reduce my household waste?
More info: Go to our Ways to reduce your household waste webpage