Randwick Council launches new soft plastics recycling service

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Randwick Recycle Centre is now accepting soft plastics!

Randwick City residents can once again recycle soft plastics with Randwick Council entering into a new partnership with a local recycler, Mayor Dylan Parker announced today.

Under the partnership, Randwick City residents can drop off their soft plastics at the Randwick Recycling Centre in Matraville beginning immediately.

The plastic is then collected by a company called Plasmar, taken to their recycling facility where it is pelletised and recycled into practical products like wheel stops, posts and bollards.

Council has also agreed to buy back these products as a trial for local use, meaning plastics recycled locally will be given a new lease on life in the place they were originally collected.

“This is a great example of local government taking the lead and providing a local solution to a national problem,” Mayor Dylan Parker said.

“When RedCycle stopped collecting soft plastics across the country last year, it created a huge problem and has resulted in increased waste in people’s red bins and more material going to landfill.

“I’m very pleased we’ve been able to find a solution and to help our residents do the right thing by the environment.

“Hopefully a program like this might be able to be expanded for use in other council areas and across the state as our country tackles the challenging issue of soft plastic recycling.

Residents can drop their soft plastics off at the Randwick Recycling Centre beginning immediately.

The Randwick Recycling Centre is located at 72 Perry Street, in Matraville. It is open Monday – Friday from 6am – 2:45pm and on the first Saturday of every month from 7:30am – 2pm.

Last Updated: 10 February 2023
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