Soft plastic

All clean household soft plastics, including plastic, plastic bags, bread bags, frozen food packaging, confectionery packaging, bubble wrap and newspaper and magazine wraps can be taken to any supermarket that has a REDcycle soft plastics recycling bin.

Please go to https://www.redcycle.net.au/where-to-redcycle/ to find your nearest drop off point, and the latest details on what soft plastics can be recycled through participating supermarkets.

Alternatively soft plastics should be placed into your General Waste Bin - never in the yellow bin, never in the green bin. 

Soft plastic for the green bin MUST have one of these logos to be considered 'certified' compostable. Look for these logos:

Please note that REDcycle no longer accepts cling wrap.

The REDcycle Program has been developed for post consumer household plastic. Participating supermarkets are not obliged to accept large volumes of commercial plastic waste.

Redcycle accepts the following items, but always check with their website for the latest details. Make sure your plastic is dry and empty.

  • Biscuit packets (outer wrapper only)
  • Bread bags (without the tie)
  • Bubble wrap (large sheets cut into A3 size pieces)
  • Cereal box liners
  • Chip and cracker packets (silver lined)
  • Chocolate and snack bar wrappers
  • Confectionery bags
  • Dry pet food bags
  • Fresh produce bags
  • Frozen food bags
  • Green bags (Polypropylene Bags)
  • Ice cream wrappers
  • Large sheets of plastic that furniture comes wrapped in (cut into A3 size pieces)
  • Netting citrus bags
  • Newspaper and magazine wrap
  • Pasta bags
  • Plastic Australia Post satchels
  • Plastic film wrap from grocery items such as nappies and toilet paper
  • Plastic sachets
  • Rice bags
  • Snap lock bags / zip lock bags
  • Squeeze pouches with lid on
  • Wine/Water Bladders Clear Plastic (Foil Wine Water Bladders - red (or blue) lid general waste bin)

NOT ACCEPTED BY REDCYCLE:

  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic containers
  • Any rigid plastic such as meat trays, biscuit trays or strawberry punnets
  • Adhesive tape
  • Blister packs, tablets and capsule packaging
  • Coffee bags
  • Cooler bags
  • Food waste
  • Film negatives and x-rays
  • Glass
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Paper post packs
  • Powdered milk packets, made of foil
  • Rubber, rubber gloves, latex
  • Tarpaulins
  • Tin cans
  • Wet plastic materials as mould can be a problem