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Waste rebates and discounts

We are committed to environmental sustainability and reducing waste sent to landfill – that’s why we offer rebates and incentives if you take steps to reduce your household waste.


  • All households in Cardinia Shire are eligible for 1 rebate from each of the categories below, for an indefinate period of time. 
  • Rebates only include listed products, postage and other fees are not included.
  • Rebates are for 50% of spend on products, up to the below limits. For example, if you spend $70 on a compost bin, you may be eligable 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 spend is required. If your invoice does not show spend, you should also provide evidence that you have spent this money.
  • Rebates are restricted to an allocated budget. We reserve the right to end this rebate offer if this budget amount is reached.
  • You can also get a discount on your rates for reducing your bin size


Rebate category  Included in category  Rebate amount
Compost bin or worm farm

One of following: compost bin, worm farm,
bokashi bin or in-ground food waste digester.

50% of spend, up to $50 rebated

One of the following: Garden mulcher, garden shredder or portable wood chipper. 

50% of spend, up to $50 rebated

Reusable sanitary products


Reusable sanitary pads, reusable sanitary cups,
leak proof underwear and wet bags for reusable sanitary items. 
50% of spend, up to $50 rebated

Reusable nappies 

Cloth nappies, reusable swim nappies, reusable sanitary products, reusable inner liners for nappies,
reusable baby wipes, wet bags for reusable nappies and
reusable nursing breast pads. 

Learn more about cloth nappies

50% of spend, up to $150 rebated
  • Postage and other fees
  • Commercial equipment
  • Blower vac mulchers
  • Mulching mowers
  • Parts and accessories not listed

You can claim a rebate by:

  • using the online form
  • in person at our customer service centre, 20 Siding Ave, Officer from Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm. 

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. 

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.


Apply online to reduce your bin size


1300 787 624

In person

Customer Service Centre
20 Siding Avenue, Officer