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Soft plastics recycling

There's no need to bin your soft plastics any longer! We have partnered with Recycle Smart to redirect soft plastics from landfill.

This is our first soft plastics diversion trial. We aim to reduce, educate, reuse, and recycle to help work towards zero waste-to-landfill.

Recycling soft plastics is challenging. They are usually made of a mixture of materials to keep them flexible and durable. This includes additives and petrochemicals such as polyethylene and/or polypropylene.

APR Plastics in Dandenong Victoria will process the soft plastics from Eurobodalla. They will use a method called pyrolysis to process the soft plastics into reusable oil. The Biofabrik WASTX pyrolysis plant breaks waste plastic down to its chemical compounds. The broken down chemicals can be used again to make plastics.

Where to drop off your soft plastics

  • You can take your soft plastics to any of Council's three waste facilities and put your soft plastics in the designated bins.
  • We will then transport the soft plastics for recycling.

Please don't put soft plastics into your yellow-lidded recycling bin. Soft plastics are not a part of regular household waste collection.

We will accept

  • biscuit packaging (not trays)
  • bread bags and cereal box liners
  • bubble wrap
  • confectionary packets and bags
  • fresh produce bags, including string bags
  • frozen food bags
  • plastic film/cling wrap
  • plastic sachets
  • shopping and grocery bags
  • sliver lined chip bags
  • squeeze pouches
  • zip lock bags
  • sturdy pet food bags with return to store label.

We won't accept

  • adhesive tape and clear vinyl packaging
  • balloons
  • biodegradable plastics
  • compostable plastics
  • foil packaging
  • rubber, rubber gloves
  • tinsel
  • wine/water bladders (foil based)
  • rigid plastic containers like strawberry punnets etc.

More information

Learn more on how to dispose of waste and recycling in the Eurobodalla.

We can help you

If you need more information about soft plastic recycling, please contact Council's Waste Service: