Milk & Juice Cartons Tetra Pak

Milk and juice cartons are made from a material called liquid paperboard (LPB), which is constructed from cardboard with layers of plastic, and in the case of long-life products, a thin layer of aluminium foil. Cardboard makes up the largest proportion of these materials - about 88% of Tetra Pak 1 litre fresh milk carton for example.

For more than 40 years LPB has been used to package a wide range of foods including milk, juices, cream, custard, detergents, sauces and soups.

Milk and Juice Cartons in the Australian Capital Territory area

Below is where you can recycle milk and juice cartons near you:

  1. Australian Capital Territory - Kerbside Recycling Collection
  2. Drop off Facility - Belconnen Town Centre Regional Recycling Centre
  3. Drop off Facility - Phillip Regional Recycling Centre
  4. Drop off Facility - Tuggeranong Regional Recycling Centre
  5. Drop off Facility - Mugga Lane Resource Management Facility
  6. Drop off Facility - Bailliecourt Drop Off Facility
  7. Drop off Facility - The Mitchell Resouce Management Centre

Drop off locations for Containers & Packaging

4 drop off businesses match on Containers & Packaging within approx 60km of City ACT

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Act Nowaste - Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre /business/7491 Mugga Lane Symonston, ACT, 2609 149.1374410 -35.3494080 Symonston ACT 2609 149.1374410 -35.3494080
Canberra Mitchell Resource Management Centre /business/13656 Flemington Rd Kenny, ACT, 2911 149.1453868 -35.2170510 Kenny ACT 2911 149.1453868 -35.2170510
Suez Environnement (SITA Australia) /business/15768 41 Alderson Place Hume, ACT, 2620 149.1599340 -35.4006210 Hume ACT 2620 149.1599340 -35.4006210
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd /business/16426 Mugga Lane Symonston, ACT, 2609 149.1364853 -35.3503494 Symonston ACT 2609 149.1364853 -35.3503494
Act Nowaste - Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre /business/7491 Mugga Lane Symonston, ACT, 2609 149.1374410 -35.3494080 Symonston ACT 2609 149.1374410 -35.3494080

Pick up locations for Containers & Packaging

6 pick up businesses match your query on Containers & Packaging

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Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
Cleanaway - A Transpacific Business Please contact Cleanaway on 13 13 39 to enquire about p... ACT May apply
Suez Environnement (SITA Australia) Click Business Name for details ACT (Metro Area Only) May apply
Loumbos Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details ACT 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
ACE RECYCLING GROUP Pickup can always be arrange from any where, please cal... ACT May apply

About Liquidpaperboard Recycling:

  • Over one billion milk and juice cartons are used each year in Australia
  • The lightweight nature of cartons means they require less energy to transport and refrigerate than other beverage packaging.
  • LPB is recycled back into paper products like cardboard boxes.
  • Most councils in Australia collect LPB for recycling.

Source: Sustainability Victoria

There are two types of cartons

Gable top cartons

Gable top cartons

  • Made from a layer of board sandwiched between two layers of very thin plastic.
  • Some gable top cartons used for packaging fruit juice have an additional layer of foil and a third layer of plastic. These extra layers improve the shelf life and retain flavours.

Aseptic bricks

Aseptic bricks

  • Aseptic bricks (UHT or long life packs) are a newer type of carton
  • They are made from five layers: three of plastic, one of foil and one of board.
  • The products in the cartons are sterilised before being packaged and, as the cartons fully seal the contents, they do not need to be refrigerated before opening. This results in savings in energy during storage and transport.