Here are some resources to help you recycle more items right.

Bass Coast Shire Council

Baw Baw Shire Council

East Gippsland Shire Council

Latrobe City Council

South Gippsland Shire Council

Wellington Shire Council

Cardinia Shire Council (neighbouring Gippsland)

All Shires

  • Use the Red Group locator to find out which Coles stores in Gippsland will accept soft plastic for recycling through the Red Cycle program.
  • The Facts About Supermarket Soft Plastic Recycling In Gippsland by Gippsland Unwrapped. Please note Cardinia Shire Council is one of only four councils which accepts soft plastic in kerbside recycling.
  • The Gippsland Waste and Resource Recovery Group website has lots of information. Here is their recycling guide.
  • Learn more about how to Get it Right on Bin Night at Sustainability Victoria’s website.
  • Totally Workwear stores will take old work boots so that the rubber can be recycled.
  • Single use household batteries can be recycled at Aldi stores.
  • The RecycleSmart app is Australia’s most comprehensive recycling app using data from Planet Ark’s RecyclingNearYou site. It provides information for every council area in Australia and enables residents to search for both kerbside and drop off services for a huge range of materials on their phone or tablet.


Tammy Logan from Gippsland Unwrapped with Rowdy the Recycle Bin at the South Gippsland Sustainability Festival.
Tammy Logan from Gippsland Unwrapped with Rowdy the Recycle Bin at the Southern Gippsland Sustainability Festival.

8 thoughts

  1. hi Tammy,
    have you any suggestions for farm plastic. Things like chaff bags, baling twine etc. Also for home killed meat, other than reusing the few household bread bags that other people give me I’m at a loss. A steer is an awful lot of meat to deal with at one time. I hope you have some answers for me. I haven’t accepted supermarket bags since the late 80’s as I became aware of the problems that plastic was already causing. Things certainly haven’t improved have they ?
    hope you can help

    sue Brinksma, Trafalgar Sth.

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    1. Hi Sue,
      Hopefully we are finally making headway with the plastic bag ban.
      Biobags ( which are home compostable being made from corn starch might be a good solution for your meat.
      I know there is silage wrap recycling in Gippsland but I’m not sure what else. I’d say it will depend on your Council so I would have a look over Baw Baw Shire waste web pages or give them a call. If I come across anything else I will let you know 🙂


  2. Hi Tammy,
    Hitech in McCartin Street, Leongatha (the Telstra store) are a drop off point for mobile phone, mobile batteries and mobile accessory recycling, everything gets sent to Phone Cycle and our nominated charity is “They’re Calling on You” by Zoos Victoria & the Gorilla Doctors for conservation programs.

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    1. Hi Barb,

      Can you make your own? You can buy bi carb and eucalyptus oil in large bulk quantities and just mix batches up from that as you need them. There are heaps of recipes online.

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