Plastics Recycling

Hard Plastics

Most hard plastic containers can go in your kerbside recycling bin – irrespective of the recycle triangle with the number identification. For more information check out Get It Right on Bin Night or refer to your local council.


Soft Plastics

Soft or flexible plastics (ie: that don’t spring back into shape when you crush them) can be recycled at many Coles, Woolworths and IGA stores who 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: 11/03/2016