Plastic Bags Recyling Hotline No PA

Plastic bags can cause big problems when placed in your kerbside recycling bin, most* councils around the country do not accpet them.

Most supermarkets accept plastic shopping bags for recycling, look for the plastic bag recycling collection bin at the front of the store. Torn or damaged reusable ‘green bags’ that can no longer be reused can also be placed in these collection bins.

Many other types of Soft Plastics (inclucing plastic bags), can now be recycled at selected supermarkets through a scheme run by the REDcycle program. These soft plastics include pasta and rice bags, lolly and biscuit packets, fresh fruit and vegie bags, frozen food bags, magazine and newspaper wrapping, and clean plastic wrap/film. Find your nearest soft plastic recycling location here.

If you don't have a soft plastics recycling option nearby, you can post your plastic packaging to:

RED Group
Attn: Reusable Bag Recycling  38 Chelmsford Street Williamstown North VIC 3016

 

Plastic Check-out Bags in the City of Greater Geelong Council area

Drop off locations for Plastic Check-out Bags

7 drop off businesses match on Plastic Check-out Bags within approx 60km of Geelong VIC

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Australian Waste Management Pty Ltd /business/12478 56 Paraweena Drive Truganina, VIC, 3029 144.7578763961792 -37.814733958292805 Truganina VIC 3029 144.7578763961792 -37.814733958292805
C & A Recycle Plastics /business/12859 11 Rushwood Drive Craigieburn, VIC, 3064 144.9505180 -37.6131310 Craigieburn VIC 3064 144.9505180 -37.6131310
Polytrade Recycling /business/13517 202-204 Northbourne Road Campbellfield, VIC, 3061 144.9566882 -37.6480072 Campbellfield VIC 3061 144.9566882 -37.6480072
Melton Recycling Facility /business/15518 33 Ferris Rd Melton South, VIC, 3338 144.6028847 -37.7014647 Melton South VIC 3338 144.6028847 -37.7014647
Cleanaway - Brooklyn Transfer Station /business/18015 12 Old Geelong Rd Brooklyn, VIC, 3012 144.82807354810177 -37.818760164505775 Brooklyn VIC 3012 144.82807354810177 -37.818760164505775
Melbourne City Recycling /business/18260 416 Somerville Road Tottenham, VIC, 3012 144.8570881693115 -37.80945578197372 Tottenham VIC 3012 144.8570881693115 -37.80945578197372
Big Bin Hire /business/18318 PO Box 819 Williamstown, VIC, 3016 144.8977593 -37.8572918 Williamstown VIC 3016 144.8977593 -37.8572918
Australian Waste Management Pty Ltd /business/12478 56 Paraweena Drive Truganina, VIC, 3029 144.7578763961792 -37.814733958292805 Truganina VIC 3029 144.7578763961792 -37.814733958292805

Pick up locations for Plastic Check-out Bags

19 pick up businesses match your query on Plastic Check-out Bags

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Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
Australian Waste Management Pty Ltd Lowest prices, Best service! Short term, Long term, ... Vic May apply
Transfield Metal Recycling We can pick up but prefer larger quantities are transpo... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
E&O Property Services & Rubbish Removal Whatever the quantity or type of waste, we'll collect i... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
The Disposal Crew Click Business Name for details Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
PaperFreight Recycling Click Business Name for details Vic May apply
Red Rabbit Rubbish Removal & Recycling Service We come to you with a truck team and do all the loading... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
ACE Recycling Group Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Control Bin Hire (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. Pick up from South East Melbourne and surrounding subur... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
C & A Recycle Plastics For pick up services provided only for contract arrange... Vic May apply
ReuseMoose.com Click Business Name for details Nationally Free
eCycleCorp Pty Ltd Bulk quantities Nationally May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Vic May apply
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Armadale Caulfield No... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Corio Waste Management Pty Ltd Corio Waste Management can provide all or part of its t... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
ACE RECYCLING GROUP Pickup can always be arrange from any where, please cal... Vic May apply
rapid waste management services Pty Ltd we will leave containers / bins on site for loading eit... Vic May apply
Need A Skip Now Customers need to order our bins, which are delivered o... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply
Big Bin Hire We generally hire skip bins for 3 days and pick up on t... Vic (Metro Area Only) May apply

About plastic checkout bags

  • 20 million Australians still use over 3.9 billion plastic checkout bags a year. That’s 10 million a day!
  • A person's use of a plastic checkout bag can be counted in minutes - however long it takes to get from the shops to their homes. However, plastic bags can take between 15 and 1,000 years to break down in the environment.
  • Many marine and terrestrial animals are killed by plastic bags that escape from landfill. The best solution to this problem is to use reusable bags that prevent you using plastic bags in the first place..

Recycling plastic checkout bags

  • Plastic bags cannot be placed in most* council recycling bins.
  • Over 200,000 plastic checkout bags are dumped in landfills every hour.
  • Only 3% of Australia's plastic bags are currently being recycled, despite recycling facilities being available at major supermarkets and retail outlets listed above.

*There are a small number of councils that do accept plastic bags in their kerbside recycling.