Plastic Packaging Recycling Hotline

Plastic bottles and containers are made from natural resources such as crude oil, natural gas and coal. Most plastic is not biodegradable and will persist in the environment for hundreds of years.

If your workplace or business has large quantities of plastic bottles and containers to recycle, visit to find suitable collection or pick up service options.

Plastic Bottles and Containers in the Australian Capital Territory area

Below is where you can recycle Plastic Bottles and Containers 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

Confusion with recycling plastic containers:

A triangle with a number (1 to 7) inside stamped on a plastic container or bottle is part of the Plastic Identification Code.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

This code identifies the type of plastic the product is - not if it can be recycled.

mobius loopPeople often confuse the 'plastic identification code' for the general recycling symbol (mobius loop), which involves three chasing arrows.

About Plastic Lids

Most councils will ask you to remove the lids from your plastic bottles before you place them in your recycling container, for the following reasons:

  • Plastic bottles must have lids off and be empty because the weight of a half full bottle makes it more difficult for the recyclers automated systems to recognise it as a particular recyclable item.
  • Plastic bottles must have lids off and be empty to prevent the liquid spilling and ruining other recyclable products or damaging the equipment at the recycling centre
  • The plastic lid is a different type of plastic from the bottle
  • Plastic lids are too small for recyclers to recover with current technology

Source: Visy