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 Townsville City Council area

Drop off locations for Plastic Check-out Bags

1 drop off business matches on Plastic Check-out Bags within approx 60km of Townsville QLD

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Ancient Energy /business/13642 1581 Riverway Drive Kelso, QLD, 4815 146.7291990 -19.3952710 Kelso QLD 4815 146.7291990 -19.3952710
Ancient Energy /business/13642 1581 Riverway Drive Kelso, QLD, 4815 146.7291990 -19.3952710 Kelso QLD 4815 146.7291990 -19.3952710

Pick up locations for Plastic Check-out Bags

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

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Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
Hassle Free Recycling Pty Ltd Will collect bulk quantities only by special arrangemen... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Brizzy Rubbish Removal Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
A2Z All Waste Recycling No quantity too small but more cost effective to you if... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Steve's Rubbish Removals Click Business Name for details Qld May apply
ACE Recycling Group Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Handybin Waste Services Click Business Name for details Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Richlands Resource Recovery Centre Materials can be brought to the recycling centre or any... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
ReuseMoose.com Click Business Name for details Nationally Free
Toowoomba Paper Recyclers Click Business Name for details Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
eCycleCorp Pty Ltd Bulk quantities Nationally May apply
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Ascot Ashgrove Auche... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Ashmore Banora Point ... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
ACE RECYCLING GROUP Pickup can always be arrange from any where, please cal... Qld 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.