Plastic recycling rules


What types of plastic can I recycle in my kerbside bin?

Understanding what types of plastic can go into your recycling is very important.

Soft plastics and plastic bags cannot be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin.

In fact, these types of soft plastics are the number one source of contamination across Maribyrnong and Victoria.

That is why your recycling should always be emptied loose into the bin, not placed in bags, which get tangled in the recycling machinery. 

How to cut down on plastic

There are a lot of items that you can use to reduce the amount of plastic in your daily life. Try replacing your takeaway coffees with a reusable keep cup, consider using beeswax wraps, instead of cling wrap to store your food, invest in a reusable water bottle, and ask your cafe not to give you a straw, or consider bringing your own reusable straw instead.

If you are looking to reduce your plastic use, why not try the Plastic Free Challenge? You can find out more about the program via the link below.