Swan Hill Council to trial plastic recycling project

June 14, 2024 8:43 am in by

Swan Hill Rural City Council is about to enter the trail phase of their Circular Agricultural Plastics Economy (CAPE) project.

This initiative offers farmers a sustainable way to dispose of their agricultural plastics.

Council will receive eligible agricultural plastic waste materials at designated drop-off locations which we will then bale and transport to recycling facilities for reprocessing.

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Farmers who have eligible plastic waste streams can register their interest to take part in the CAPE trial phase.

The trial will involve farmers dropping off their eligible plastic waste streams to designated locations.

A charge of $100 per tonne will apply to cover operational and transport costs.

Council will operate a mobile baler at each site to bale eligible plastics and transport the bales to recycling facilities to be turned into new products.

Once reprocessed the material can then be used for manufacturing of new products.

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This project is supported by the Circular Economy Councils Fund delivered by Sustainability Victoria under the Victorian Government.

Wednesday (June 12) expressions of interest were opened, Monday (June 17) drop-off locations will open, and Friday July 12 the trial will conclude.

Details can be found at