The CurbCycle App is coming soon!

The App is an optional aspect of the CurbCycle program being trialled within the Central Coast. Join Curby and his friends to learn more about how soft plastics are recycled and earn CurbyPoints for the whole family.

The Curby App is coming soon!

The Curby app is an optional aspect of the CurbCycle program being trialled within the Central Coast. Join Curby and his friends to learn more about how soft plastics are recycled and earn CurbyPoints for the whole family.

About the program

The CurbCycle program is a soft plastic collection solution which aims to collect soft plastic from your home –keeping it out of landfill.

The process is simple: collect your household’s clean soft plastic in your Curby Bag and, once it’s full, tie the bag tightly and attach a CurbyTag. Put the tagged bag inside your regular yellow lid recycling bin for collection. 

If you are using the CurbCycle app (optional), then don’t forget to scan your CurbyTag to earn CurbyPoints.

The clean soft plastic collected through Curby will become a valuable resource for use in manufacturing other plastic products, chemical recycling and energy production.

Initially, Curby will run as a trial with 2,000 households before rolling out to remaining 140,000 households in the Central Coast Council area.

Why soft plastics?

How it will work?

Central Coast trial participants will all receive a pack that includes the CurbyBags, CurbyTags and a handy information brochure that provides more information on what types of soft plastics Curby will collect.

The trial will run through February 2021 and on success be considered as a service to roll out across the Central Coast Council.

Simply collect soft plastics in a CurbyBag until the bag is full. Then tightly tie the bag and stick a CurbyTag over the top. Then place the CurbyBag into your Yellow Lid recycling bin.

If you have downloaded the CurbCycle app then you can also scan the CurbyTag to track the progress of the soft plastic being recycled and earn CurbyPoints for the whole family.

YES! You can put all of these in your CurbyBag:

Any Soft Plastic With These Labels and any similar soft plastic as listed below

Soft plastics, the kind that can be scrunched into a ball

Any Soft Plastic With These Labels and any similar soft plastic as listed below

Soft plastics, the kind that can be scrunched into a ball

Chocolate, biscuits,
ice cream and snack wrappers (outer wrapper only)

Confectionery, crackers and chips packets (silver lined)

Plastic liners, bubble and cling wraps, snap lock bags / zip lock bags

Veggies, fresh and frozen food wrappers

Document sleeves, plastic post satchels and carrier bags

Cellophane, bewspaper and magazine wraps

Plastic bags and old reusable bags

Pasta bags, rice bags (both plastic and the woven type), bread bags (without the tie), cereal liners

Plastic pet food bags, clean potting mix and compost bags

Fresh produce bags, netting produce bags (any metal clips removed)

Any large soft plastic pieces please cut them into A3 size. Please make sure your soft plastic is dry, clean and as empty as possible.

Plastic pet food bags, clean potting mix and compost bags

Fresh produce bags, netting produce bags (any metal clips removed)

Any large soft plastic pieces please cut them into A3 size. Please make sure your soft plastic is dry, clean and as empty as possible.

NO, Do not put these items into your CurbyBag:

  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic containers
  • Any rigid plastic such as meat trays, biscuit trays or strawberry punnets
  • Adhesive tape
  • Balloons (of any kind)
  • Bathroom / shower loofahs
  • Biodegradable / degradable / compostable plastics
  • Blister packs, tablets and capsule packaging
  • Blow up pool, pool toys or beds – plastic or PVC pieces
  • Bread bag tags
  • Christmas tinsel and Christmas trees
  • Foil based coffee bean bags
  • Cooler bags
  • Disposable food handling gloves
  • Drinking straws
  • Film negatives and x-rays
  • Fishing line
  • Foam or polystyrene of any kind (including soft flexible foam)
  • Foil / Alfoil of any kind
  • Food waste
  • Glass
  • Laminated materials and overhead transparencies
  • Medical waste materials
  • Nylon – woven, soft or fishing line
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Paper post packs
  • Plastic/clear vinyl packaging from sheets and doonas etc
  • Plastic packaging that has contained meat
  • Plastic strapping used for securing boxes and pallets
  • Polyester of any kind
  • Powdered milk packets, made of foil
  • Rope of any variety
  • Rubber
  • Solar pool covers
  • Tarpaulins
  • Tin cans
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic containers
  • Any rigid plastic such as meat trays, biscuit trays or strawberry punnets
  • Adhesive tape
  • Balloons (of any kind)
  • Bathroom / shower loofahs
  • Biodegradable / degradable / compostable plastics
  • Blister packs, tablets and capsule packaging
  • Blow up pool, pool toys or beds – plastic or PVC pieces
  • Bread bag tags
  • Christmas tinsel and Christmas trees
  • Foil based coffee bean bags
  • Cooler bags
  • Disposable food handling gloves
  • Drinking straws
  • Film negatives and x-rays
  • Fishing line
  • Foam or polystyrene of any kind (including soft flexible foam 
  • Foil / Alfoil of any kind
  • Food waste
  • Glass
  • Laminated materials and overhead transparencies
  • Medical waste materials
  • Nylon – woven, soft or fishing line
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Paper post packs
  • Plastic/clear vinyl packaging from sheets and doonas etc
  • Plastic packaging that has contained meat
  • Plastic strapping used for securing boxes and pallets
  • Polyester of any kind
  • Powdered milk packets, made of foil
  • Rope of any variety
  • Rubber
  • Solar pool covers
  • Tarpaulins
  • Tin cans
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic containers
  • Any rigid plastic such as meat trays, biscuit trays or strawberry punnets
  • Adhesive tape
  • Balloons (of any kind)
  • Bathroom / shower loofahs
  • Biodegradable / degradable / compostable plastics
  • Blister packs, tablets and capsule packaging
  • Blow up pool, pool toys or beds – plastic or PVC pieces
  • Bread bag tags
  • Christmas tinsel and Christmas trees
  • Foil based coffee bean bags
  • Cooler bags
  • Disposable food handling gloves
  • Drinking straws
  • Film negatives and x-rays
  • Fishing line
  • Foam or polystyrene of any kind (including soft flexible foam
  • Foil / Alfoil of any kind
  • Food waste
  • Glass
  • Laminated materials and overhead transparencies
  • Medical waste materials
  • Nylon – woven, soft or fishing line
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Paper post packs
  • Plastic/clear vinyl packaging from sheets and doonas etc
  • Plastic packaging that has contained meat
  • Plastic strapping used for securing boxes and pallets
  • Polyester of any kind
  • Powdered milk packets, made of foil
  • Rope of any variety
  • Rubber
  • Solar pool covers
  • Tarpaulins
  • Tin cans

Trial participant questions

Which plastics can I put in my CurbyBag?

Curby will only accept clean soft plastics placed inside a CurbyBag, with a CurbyTag attached.

Soft plastics, or flexible plastics, that can generally be scrunched into a ball including:

  • Clean soft plastics
  • Empty packaging with the ‘Return to Store’ or ‘Store Drop Off’ ARL (Australasian Recycling Label) symbol; and
  • Other similar soft plastic packaging.
What happens if I move or change address?

If you move or change address please let us know by emailing support@curbcycle.com.au

At this time only registered residents of the Central Coast will be able to participate in the trial and if you move outside this area we need to know.

Why do I need to use the CurbyTags? What will happen if I use the Curby bags without the tags?

Attaching the CurbyTags provided is a critical step to help us make sure that the soft plastics are recovered by sorting equipment at the recycling facility.

Please follow the simple instructions on the Curby bags. If you do not have a CurbyTag, then please don’t put your soft plastics in the recycling bin.

The CurbyTag clearly marks the bag for collection and avoids the soft plastic being sent to landfill. 

Should you not have a CurbyTag we encourage Central Coast residents to continue supporting the REDcycle return to store program.

 

Can I put recycling other than soft plastics in my CurbyBag?

No. The Curby bag is only for clean soft plastics. A full list of what can and can’t go in the CurbyBags will be provided to trial residents.

This is because the contents of the CurbyBag are not sorted; rather, the entire bag and its contents go straight into processing.

Please place your other recycling loosely into the recycling bin.

Why do you need to collect my details to be part of the Curby trial? What data will you be capturing and how will this be used?

A primary objective for the Curby trial is to make sure that the systems we have set up to identify and sort soft plastics in our sorting facility are effective.

The CurbyTag – which will be unique to each tag – will help us do this.

By monitoring participation in the Curby program from households in the trial area, we hope to better understand the process and improve it ahead of wider roll-out.

All communication from the Curby program co-ordinators is distributed on an opt-in basis. As Curby is a trial initially, we may need to communicate with you and seek your feedback more frequently.

For trial participants, we may require some additional information such as:

  • Name
  • Home address
  • Email
  • Mobile (optional)
  • Dwelling type
  • Age bracket

The total weight of all the bags collected each day will be measured as a batch so that we can understand the volume of soft plastic being diverted from landfill.

For more information on our Data and Privacy Policy, click here

I have used all my CurbyBags and CurbyTags, can I order more bags?

The issuing of CurbyTags and CurbyBags is being closely managed in the trial, we are not able to provide more tags or bags.

This is part of making sure the trial gives useful information that helps us improve the wider program. Feedback from the trial will help us develop options for the future.

Can I put more than one CurbyBag in my yellow recycling bin?

Yes you can, as long as:

  • They fit in your recycling bin,
  • The bin lid is fully closed, and
  • There’s a CurbyTag on each bag.
What if my recycling bin is full already?

One of the benefits of soft plastic is it’s easy to scrunch and compress, so try compressing your Curby Bag – it may be easier to fit around the harder objects in your recycling bin. 

If my recycling bin is full, can I put the CurbyBags in my red lid (landfill) bin?

No. CurbyBags that go into the red (landfill) bin will go to landfill.