Plastics recycling

Hard plastics

Most hard plastic containers can go in your kerbside recycling bin. For more information refer to your council.

Soft plastics

Soft  plastics (ie: plastics that don’t spring back into shape when crushed) can be recycled at many Coles, Woolworths and IGA stores. These stores provide plastic recycling bins for customers to recycle plastic food packaging. The bins generally accept cling wrap, bread bags, pasta bags, cereal bags, lolly bags, frozen food bags, carry bags, fresh produce bags and reusable ‘green’ bags. Check the RED Cycle soft plastic drop off locator to find your nearest participating store.

The plastic from these bins is collected by RED Group and recycled into bench seats for schools and kindergartens by Replas.

Many resource recovery centres and transfer stations also accept hard and soft plastics – check to see where to recycle items.

Last updated: 20/05/2020