Make it recycle ready

  • empty any remaining bread. Find out ways to use up food scraps.
  • remove the bread tag. Find out how to dispose of bread tags.

Where do bread bags go next?

They will be:

  1. collected by REDcycle.
  2. taken to REDcycle facilities for processing.
  3. taken to manufacturing facilities to be turned into new recycled products.

Why can’t bread bags go in my recycling bin?

Current recycling sorting facilities aren’t equipped to sort these softer types of plastic and they can get caught in equipment. This slows down the sorting lines and can even stop the equipment for periods of time.

Waste and recycling during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Household waste and recycling collections will continue as normal. However, council waste and recycling facilities are not open to the public. These facilities include collection, treatment, disposal and transfer stations. They will remain open for commercial contractors only.

If you have unwanted items at home, hold onto them until these facilities re-open. For other options, check the waste and recycling advice for your local council area.


Want to recycle something else?

Search for another item to find out if it can go in your home recycling bin or if it needs to be dropped off somewhere else.