Residents can recycle their soft plastics at conveniently located drop off points.
If you can scrunch the plastic into a ball, it can be recycled.
Soft plastics that are accepted include:
- Plastic bags
- Bread bags
- Pasta and rice bags
- Chip packets
- Veggie produce bags
- Frozen food bags
Please make sure soft plastics are clean before you drop them off. See below a full list of what is accepted and what is not.
Soft Plastic drop-off points are located at:
- Dandenong Customer Service Centre - Level 2, 225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong
- Dandenong Community Building - 39 Clow Street, Dandenong
- Springvale Customer Service Centre - Springvale Community Hub, 5 Hillcrest Grove, Springvale
- Noble Park Aquatic Centre - 9 Memorial Drive, Noble Park
- Jan Wilson Community Centre - Halton Road, Noble Park North
- Springers Leisure Centre - Tatterson Park, 400 Cheltenham Road, Keysborough
Look for the bright orange bin.
Soft plastic accepted for recycling
Is it plastic? Can you scrunch it into a ball?
We can accept most types of soft plastic for recycling. Please check the list below for full details.
|Yes please||No thanks|
|Plastic bags||Plastic bottles|
|Bread bags||Plastic containers|
|Pasta and rice bags||Plastic biscuit trays, fruit punnets or meat trays|
|Biscuit packets (outside wrapper only)||Glass|
|Confectionery bags||Metal cans|
|Chip packets||Aluminium cans|
|Cereal bags||Paper and cardboard|
|Veggie produce bags||Food waste|
|Frozen food and veggie bags||Household rubbish and litter|
|Bubble wrap (clear only)|
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I drop off my soft plastics for recycling?
Soft Plastic recycling bins are conveniently located in Springvale, Dandenong, Noble Park and Keysborough. See venues under related pages on this page, or in the list above.
What type of soft plastic is acceptable for recycling?
You can recycle most types of soft plastic. If you can scrunch the plastic into a ball, then it can be placed in soft plastic recycling bin. See full list above.
Do you accept other types of plastic, such as plastic bottles at these drop off points?
Only soft plastics are accepted at the drop off points. You can put hard plastic items like water bottles and take away containers in your regular recycling bin.
Do you accept coloured or printed soft plastics as well as clear soft plastic?
Yes, we accept most coloured and printed soft plastic.
Do soft plastics need to be washed?
Soft plastics need to be free of food or other materials. You do not need to wash your soft plastics; but they should be clean and dry.
Do stickers need to be removed from the soft plastic?
A small amount of paper stickers is acceptable.
How much soft plastic can I drop off?
Residents can drop off their household soft plastics. We are not able to collect commercial quantities of soft plastic.
What happens to the soft plastics that I recycle?
The soft plastics will be processed by APR Plastics into liquid form. This is used as a raw material to produce plastic products or fuels.
How often will the soft plastics be collected from the drop off points?
Soft plastics be collected weekly from the drop off points.