Soft Plastics

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Due to the changes in the Red Cycle program Council recommends that soft plastic film bags or small food item packaging items be placed in the general waste (red) bin.

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Council accepts the following at its transfer stations

  • Clear translucent plastic bags and wrap
  • Non-coloured bubble wrap
  • Non-coloured pallet wrap 
  • Non coloured plastic bags and wrap with printing on it

Council does not accept the following at its transfer stations

  • Coloured and/or printed bags (Coles, Safeway, ALDI bags for example)
  • Coloured plastic packaging, wraps, bags
  • Plastic bags with Aluminium lining (dog food bags)
  • Coloured plastic pallet wrap

Council continues to encourage residents to:

  • Avoid plastics that cannot be recycled if other alternatives exist.
  • Avoid products with excess or unnecessary plastic packaging.
  • Utilise reusable items such as water bottles, shopping bags and keep cups to minimise waste generation.

Residents are welcome to contact the Council waste team to discuss.