What are soft plastics?
Soft plastics are plastics that can be scrunched in your hand and bounce back to their original shape or flexible films such as bubble wrap or cling wrap.
Soft plastics cannot be recycled through the commingled kerbside recycling bin (yellow lid) as they can get stuck in the trucks and sorting machinery. Soft plastics can be recycled through specialist recycling services.
A recent audit of kerbside general waste bins (red or dark green lid bin) showed that up to 70% of the general waste was soft plastics. If a household wishes to reduce their household waste and recycle more, they can do so by collecting their soft plastics in a bag and dropping them at a Transfer Station.
Visit our website to learn more about the trial and for the list of accepted items.