Make it recycle ready
- empty any remaining chips
- ensure chip packets are dry.
Where do chip packets go next?
They will be:
- collected by REDcycle.
- taken to REDcycle facilities for processing.
- taken to manufacturing facilities to be turned into new recycled products.
Why can’t chip packets 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.
In metro Melbourne, 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.
In regional Victoria, facilities are open. Visitors must follow all directions and instructions for maintaining a COVIDSafe environment.
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.
For more information on the roadmap across Victoria please refer to the Department of Health and Human Services.
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.