Plastic Police

The Plastic Police Program is a fantastic circular economy solution for soft plastics. Singleton Council has been a proud partner of the program since 2017. Our community’s active participation in the program has directly resulted in over 13 tonnes of soft plastic being diverted away from landfill – this is equivalent to the weight of a small excavator!

WHAT IS SOFT PLASTIC?

Soft plastic can be classified as the kind of plastic you can scrunch into a ball.

  • Household generated soft plastics include plastic bags, bread bags, bubble wrap, chip packets, snack wrappers, cling wrap...
  • Business generated soft plastics include product packaging, shrink wrap, pallet wrap, builder’s sheeting...

Basically, if you can scrunch it – you can save it!

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

Participation in the program is super simple: 

  1. Separate any soft plastic waste you generate from your general waste
  2. Shake free any remaining contaminants (such as chip or bread crumbs)
  3. Dispose of it appropriately at one of the Council collection points instead of in your general waste bin.

Collection points are strategically situated at:

  • Singleton Council’s Administration Building
  • Singleton Library
  • Singleton Waste Management Facility (Community Recycle Centre)
  • Singleton Visitor Information Centre
  • Singleton OOSH
  • Singleton Swim and Gym

IDEAS FOR GETTING ORGANISED AT HOME TO PARTICIPATE

  • Have a bin or bag dedicated to soft plastic waste located with your kitchen bins.
  • Commit to plastic free outings – unwrap your snacks and store in containers or bento lunch boxes and deal with your waste at home where your prepared for source separation
  • Make sure everyone in the family gets involved! Educate them about soft plastics and the program, and show them where to put their soft plastics
  • Plan your disposals as a family outing – check out the Community Recycle Centre and browse the Burragan Recycle Shop!