The Clarence Plains Spring Clean 2017 is only days away on Saturday the 7th of October from 9am.

If you want to join the Rokeby clean up you can register at:

Just come to the Rokeby Neighbourhood Centre (81 Tollard Dr, Rokeby) on the day!

If you want to join the Clarendon Vale clean up you can register at:

Just come to the Clarendon Vale Neighbourhood Centre (63 Mockridge Rd, Clarendon Vale) on the day!

If you want more information please contact Matt on ph. 1800 269 672.


Linda’s War on Waste

REDcycle your plastic bags …!!!

Clean Up Australia tells us that Australians throw away about 7,150 recyclable plastic bags a minute or 429,000 per hour!

And this figure doesn’t include the countless bread bags, frozen vegetable bags, pasta bags, biscuit packets and sachets consumers bring home from the supermarket every time they shop.

Plastic bags and packaging can’t be collected by most local councils as part of their kerbside pickup.  Instead, they usually end up in landfill or as litter, harming wildlife and the environment.

The RED Group has teamed with supermarkets to bring you the REDcycle Program, a recycling program that diverts plastic bags and packaging from landfill and turns them into new products.



Collect all the soft plastics that can’t be recycled by the Council – there is a list below to help you.

Please make sure the plastic is dry and as empty as possible and …

Do the SCRUNCH test!

If the plastic CAN be scrunched up into a ball, it can be placed in a REDcycle drop off bin.


Drop them into REDcycle drop off bins at participating supermarkets.

Your nearest REDcycle bin is in Coles at Eastlands ☺

If you have trouble finding the bin, please ask the supermarket’s customer service desk.


The collected plastic is returned to RED Group’s facility for initial processing then delivered to Australian manufacturer Replas where it undergoes an incredible transformation.

REDcycle will recycle the soft plastic into fitness circuits, sturdy outdoor furniture, bollards and other products.

The recycled plastic products are extremely strong and won’t crack, splinter or rot and will never need painting. Amazing!

HOW MUCH soft plastic has RED Group collected?

RED Group has collected enough pieces of soft packaging to circle Australia two and a half times.  That’s over 263 million pieces of plastic that’ll never end up in landfill, on our beaches or in our waterways.  With a total weight of over 1054 tonnes, that’s equivalent to 264 elephants.



  • Biscuit packets (outer wrapper only)
  • Bread bags (without the tie)
  • Bubble wrap (large sheets cut into A3 size pieces)
  • Cereal box liners
  • Chip and cracker packets (silver lined)
  • Chocolate and snack bar wrappers
  • Cling Wrap – free of foody bits
  • Confectionery bags
  • Dry pet food bags
  • Fresh produce bags
  • Frozen food bags
  • Green bags (Polypropylene Bags)
  • Ice cream wrappers
  • Large sheets of plastic that furniture comes wrapped in (cut into A3 size pieces)
  • Netting produce bags (any metal clips removed)
  • Newspaper and magazine wrap
  • Pasta bags
  • Plastic Australia Post satchels
  • Plastic carrier bags from all stores
  • Plastic film wrap from grocery items such as nappies and toilet paper
  • Plastic sachets
  • Potting mix and compost bags (cut into A3 size pieces and free of as much product as possible)
  • Rice bags
  • Snap lock bags / zip lock bags
  • Squeeze pouches with lid on
  • Wine bladders – clear plastic ones only


  • Anything you CANNOT SCRUNCH!
  • Anything WET as mould is a problem for us
  • Adhesive tape
  • Blister packs, tablets and capsule packaging
  • Bread bag tags
  • Cat and dog food pouches (these are predominantly foil)
  • Coffee bags
  • Cooler bags
  • Disposable food handling gloves of any variety
  • Drinking straws
  • Film negatives and x-rays
  • Foam or polystyrene of any kind
  • Foil / Alfoil of any kind
  • Food waste
  • Medical waste materials
  • Plastic packaging that has contained meat
  • Plastic strapping used for securing boxes and pallets
  • Powdered milk packets, made of foil
  • Rubber, rubber gloves, latex
  • Tarpaulins
  • Foil wine bladders