Recycling plastic bags

Although the ban on single use plastic bags has been in place since the middle of last year, they continue to be the main source of contamination in the recycling bin.

In most cases they contain either rubbish or recyclables.

For safety reasons, staff at the recycling sorting facility will not open them, regardless of the contents. This means anything in plastic bags will end up in landfill.

Recycling empty plastic bags

To recycle plastic bags drop them off at specially marked bins at participating Coles and Woolworths supermarkets.

Your nearest supermarket recycling point

Woolworths Coles
Bell Post Hill
290-300 Anakie Road
158-162A High Street
Corio Central 
Corner Bacchus Marsh and Purnell Roads
65 High Street
90 Centennial Boulevard
Corio Central
Corner Bacchus Marsh and Purnell Roads
Corner Wyndham Street and Carolanne Drive
28 Murradoc Road
Geelong West 
95-113 Pakington Street
Geelong - Bay City Plaza
Corner Moorabool and Brougham Streets
Barrabool Hills Plaza
46 Province Boulevard
Geelong West
166-188 Shannon Avenue
Corner Belle Vue Avenue and Roslyn Road
Lara Village
Waverley Road
2-4 Waverley Road
Leopold Gateway Plaza
621-659 Bellarine Highway
71 Bellarine Highway
Ocean Grove
77 The Terrace
Corner Aberdeen Street and Shannon Avenue
Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre
Corner Pioneer Road and Princes Highway
Ocean Grove
Corner Kingston Downs Drive and Shell Road
Brown Street
Waurn Ponds
Corner Pioneer Road and Princes Highway

Page last updated: Wednesday, 24 February 2021