Soft plastics

Plastic bags can be recycled too... just not in your yellow/recycling bin!

Plastic bags and other soft plastics can cause big problems when placed in your kerbside recycling bin. So instead of putting them in the bin, plastic bags can be reused on your next shopping trip or even taken to participating supermarkets for recycling.

Below is a list of participating supermarkets within the City of Onkaparinga who accept plastic bags for recycling.

Coles stores

Accepts plastic bags AND soft plastics including:

  • Bread, pasta & rice bags
  • Cereal box liners
  • Biscuit packets
  • Frozen food bags
  • Ice cream wrappers
  • Squeeze pouches
  • Plastic sachets
  • Bubble wrap
  • Chocolate & muesli bar wrappers
  • Silver-lined chip & cracker packets
  • Confectionary bags
  • Fresh produce bags
  • Netting citrus bags
  • Polypropylene bags
  • Plastic film from grocery items like nappies and toilet paper
  • Courier satchels
  • Newspaper wrap
  • Sturdy pet food bags
  • Large sheets of plastic that furniture comes wrapped in (cut into pieces the size of an A3 sheet of paper first)

Reusable ‘green bags’ can also be dropped off for recycling.

Locations in the City of Onkaparinga:

Aberfoyle Park Aberfoyle Hub, Hub Drive
Aldinga Beach cnr Rowley Rd & Aldinga Beach Roads
Christies Beach 101 Beach Road
McLaren Vale 130 Main Road, McLaren Vale
Morphett Vale Southgate Plaza, cnr Sheriffs & Hillier Roads
Noarlunga Colonnades Shopping Centre, 54 Beach Road


Woolworths stores

Accepts plastic bags ONLY

Aberfoyle Park Aberfoyle Hub, Hub Drive
Christies Beach 76 Beach Road
Hackham cnr Pennys Hill & South Roads
Morphett Vale 146-162 Main South Road
Noarlunga Colonnades Shopping Centre, 54 Beach Road
Old Reynella Old South Road & Peach Street
Seaford Meadows Lot 209 Corner Grand Boulevard & Prow Drive
Seaford Cnr Commercial Road & The Parade
Woodcroft Cnr Pimpala & Odessa Drive


If you don't have a soft plastics recycling option nearby, you can post your plastic packaging to:

RED Group

Attn: Reusable Bag Recycling
80C Maffra Street
Coolaroo, VIC 3048

If you cannot reuse them, drop them off at a supermarket or post them to RED Group, then please place them into your waste to landfill bin.