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Waste rebates and discounts

  • We offer the following rebates and incentives if you take steps to reduce your household waste.
  • You can also get a discount on your rates for reducing your bin size
  • Waste rebates for 2020–21 have now closed. Any requests received after 21 June 2021 will be actioned in July.

 

  • All households in Cardinia Shire are eligible for one rebate from each of the categories below. 
  • Rebates only include listed products. Postage and other fees are not included.
  • Rebates are for 50% of what you spend on products, up to the limits listed below. For example, if you spend $70 on a compost bin, you may be eligible for a rebate of $35.
  • You must live in Cardinia Shire and provide proof of residency to be eligible for the rebate. Any products purchased must be used at this address.
  • You must submit a separate application for each category.
  • Applications must be completed within 60 days of making your purchase. The receipt must be legible and in Australian dollars.
  • For online orders, proof of how much you spent is required. If your invoice does not show this, you should provide other evidence of the cost. 
  • Rebates are restricted to an allocated annual budget. We reserve the right to end this rebate offer if this budget amount is reached.

 

Category  Items included in category  Rebate amount (what you can claim back) 
Compost bin or worm farm

You can claim a rebate for one of the following from this category:

  • Compost bin
  • Worm farm
  • Bokashi bin or in-ground food waste digester.

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50% of the cost, up to $50 given back to you
Mulchers 

You can claim a rebate for one of the following from this category:

  • Garden mulcher
  • Garden shredder
  • Portable wood chipper
50% of the cost, up to $50 given back to you

Reusable sanitary products
 

 

You can claim a rebate for one of the following from this category:

  • Reusable sanitary pads
  • Reusable sanitary cups
  • Leak-proof underwear 
  • Wet bags for reusable sanitary items
50% of the cost, up to $50 given back to you

Reusable nappies 
 

You can claim a rebate for one of the following from this category:

  • Cloth nappies
  • Reusable swim nappies
  • Reusable inner liners for nappies
  • Reusable baby wipes
  • Wet bags for reusable nappies
  • Reusable nursing breast pads 

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50% of the cost, up to $150 given back to you
  • Postage and other fees
  • Commercial equipment
  • Blower vac mulchers
  • Mulching mowers
  • Parts and accessories not listed

You can claim a rebate using the online form below. 

What you need to provide with your application

  • a copy of the receipt – must be legible (able to be read), in Australian dollars and less than 60 days old
  • proof that you live in Cardinia Shire. 

*Waste rebate processing for 2020/21 is now closed for end of financial year processes. Any requests received after 21st June 2021 will be actioned in July.

Apply online for a waste reduction rebate

Download a waste reduction rebate application form

Save $30 on your annual rates bill if you swap your 120-litre garbage bin for an 80-litre bin.

Online 

Apply online to reduce your bin size

Phone

1300 787 624

In person

Customer Service Centre
20 Siding Avenue, Officer