Soft plastic items we collect

Update on soft plastics collection - 30th of January 2023

Soft plastic collection has resumed in our council partner areas. Click here for more information.

What happens to the soft plastics?
We are partnered with APR Plastics, a soft plastic recycling facility in Victoria. Click here for more information on our process.

Can I still put soft plastics in the bags for my Power Pickup?  This will depend on your council. Please visit your account to find out. We are working closely with all our council partners to find the best outcome. 

I live in an area where the collection of soft plastics has stopped:

  • How long is this going to last? We aim to have soft plastic recycling available to all RecycleSmart users as soon as possible. 
  • What shall I do with my soft plastics in the meantime? You may choose to store your soft plastics until a solution becomes available for you or you may put your soft plastics in the landfill bin.
  • Are you still collecting all the other tricky-to-recycle items? Yes absolutely, e-waste, clothes and our “misfits” such as batteries, light bulbs, etc. are still collected. You can find the complete list here.
  • I need to make changes to my bookings, what do I do? Simply visit your account and edit your next Power Pickup

As always, we’re here to help. Reach out to our customer service team if you have any questions.



Soft plastics are plastics that can be scrunched. Pack your soft plastics like a pro. Click here to find out how.


  • Biscuit packaging
  • Bread bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Cereal box liners
  • Chocolate wrappers
  • Citrus netting bags
  • Cling wraps
  • Confectionary packets and bags
  • Courier satchels
  • Fresh produce bags
  • Frozen foods bags
  • Muesli bar wrappers
  • Newspaper wrap
  • Pasta and noodle packaging
  • Plastic film
  • Plastic sachets
  • Reusable shopping/grocery bags
  • Rice bags
  • Shopping centre plastic bags
  • Silver lined chip bags
  • Snap-lock bags
  • Squeeze pouches
  • Sturdy pet food bags




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