Soft Plastics

Recycle your soft plastics at your nearest REDCycle Drop off location.

Why can’t I recycle soft plastics in my home recycling bin?

Soft Plastics are a tricky waste item. Unfortunately it cannot be accepted in Council’s kerbside recycling bins, as it gets caught in the machinery at the materials recycling facility (MRF) and prevents the recycling plant from running efficiently.

Also, it’s light weight makes it difficult to be commercially viable as a separate waste stream, and therefor Waste Service Providers do not offer this service in the market. As a result, Council is unable to offer this as a separate kerbside pick-up service to our residents.

However, as a clean stream and with different processing equipment, soft plastics CAN be recycled separately. To try and help keep soft plastics and plastic bags out of landfill, REDCycle has done a great job at making collection points through Coles and Woolworths across the Country to consolidate pick-ups, and maximise the volume of collections received to make it a viable option to be recycled.

Where can I take my Soft Plastics?

To find your closest soft plastics drop off location, visit the REDCycle ‘Where to” page and type in your suburb.

What can be recycled through REDCycle?

Visit the REDCycle website for a comprehensive list of what to put in the REDCycle bins.

Need help determining what exactly is a soft plastic? Check out some tips from the Sustainable Waverley Team below.

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