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Business Soft Plastic Recycling

The Albury Recycling Centre at the Albury Waste Management Centre is a drive-through, one-stop-shop that’s leading the way in state of the art waste reduction.

Local businesses can recycle their clean and clear soft plastic waste such as heavy-duty film wrap, shrink-wrap and bubble wrap by bringing it to the collection point at the Albury Waste Management Centre. Charges Apply.

Alternatively, commercial waste providers have options for recycling soft plastic waste.

Business Soft Plastic Recyling Trial

A 17-month Business Soft Plastic Recycling Trial undertaken by AlburyCity has shown it is possible to divert large amounts of commercial soft plastic waste such as bubble wrap, builder's wrap, and clear plastic from landfill.

Award (Highly Commended)

AlburyCity recently received a Highly Commended Resource Recovery & Waste Minimisation Award from the 2023 Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Tidy Towns Awards.

Resource Recovery & Waste Minimisation Award

Download the Winner's Book to learn more.

The trial, funded through the Circulate Industrial Ecology Grant Program ran from October 2021 through to March 2023, with 26.98t of material recycled and re-manufactured into new garden products through a partnership with local company, Plastic Forests.

Throughout the trial local businesses had their soft plastic waste collected directly from site including:

  • Anaconda
  • Baker Motors
  • BCF
  • Beacon Lighting
  • Border Tanks
  • CSU Albury
  • eGarage Systems
  • Fever
  • Focus on Furniture
  • Forty Winks
  • Freedom Furniture
  • Harvey Norman
  • Harvey Norman Flooring
  • Insight Private Hospital
  • JJ Richards Cardboard
  • Lowes
  • Meet Pat
  • Ripe Tomato
  • Seeley International

Meet Pat

The trial was received with excitement by local business, with many looking at alternative options for their soft plastic in the future.

“The trial was great and worked well. We will continue to recycle our soft plastics by taking them directly to the Albury Waste Management Centre”

Other NSW businesses were also encouraged to take their soft plastic waste to an established collection point at the Albury Waste Management Centre. This material was then taken directly to Plastic Forests for processing. The drop-off point will continue after the conclusion of the trial, with businesses encouraged to bring their soft plastic to the site.

This project was a NSW Environmental Protection Authority, Waste Less Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.