Until recently, Boroondara was a participant in a pilot program which collected soft plastics in recycling. This program has ended and VISY will not be accepting soft/flexible plastics, so please don’t put soft/flexible plastics into your recycling bin.
While we have stopped this service, you can still recycle soft plastics by dropping them off at a REDcycle collection point at Coles or Woolworths supermarkets.
Examples of soft/flexible plastics are cling wrap, bread and pasta bags, frozen food bags, cereal box liners, biscuit packs (not including the trays), confectionery bags and bubble wrap.
If you’re uncertain if an item is a soft/flexible plastic, a good rule of thumb is this: if you can scrunch the plastic into a ball in your hand, it’s a flexible plastic and can't be put into your recycling bin. To avoid adding soft/flexible plastics to your general waste, recycle them at a REDcycle collection point.
Please also remember to only place loose items in the recycling bin. Recyclable items being thrown out in plastic bags is the number one cause of recycling bin contamination in Boroondara. Items placed in a plastic bag do not get sorted or recycled.
If you need help to recycle right, have a look at our A to Z recycling and waste guide.