Make it recycle ready
- make sure it is empty.
- leave the plastic base inside as it is fully recyclable too.
Where do reusable bags 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 reusable 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.
Household waste and recycling collections will continue as normal.
Council waste and recycling facilities, including collection, treatment, disposal and transfer stations, are now open across all of Victoria.
Visitors must follow all directions and instructions for maintaining a COVIDSafe environment.
For more information on the location of your nearest facility, check the waste and recycling advice for your local council area.
For more information and updates, visit the Victorian Government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) website.
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.