Recycling Information   

At Baileys, we're committed to continually improving our resource efficiency and reducing our environmental footprint.


Responsible design, use and disposal of our product packaging is key to this commitment, and as such we're signatories of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO). APCO is a co-regulatory, not-for-profit organisation that partners with government and industry to reduce the harmful impact of packaging on the Australian environment.

As signatories we aim to design packaging and products that are resource efficient, eliminate the use of unnecessary materials, design packaging that is recyclable, reusable or compostable, design packaging that uses recycled or renewable materials and ensuring advice on how to correctly recycle our packaging is easily accessible to our customers. Accordingly, Baileys are committed to achieving the Australian Federal Governments national target to have:

  • 100% of our packaging in Australia reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
  • 70% of plastic recycled or composted by 2025. 
  • 30% average recycled content across all packaging by 2025

Recycling
Form Fill and Seal Machine

Australasian Recycling Label (ARL)

With hundreds of recycling labels out there, getting recycling right can be confusing and even recycling gurus get it wrong. The Australasian Recycling Label (pictured left) removes recycling confusion, and is being added to all Baileys products between 2019-2022. 

When we dispose of our waste correctly, we keep contamination out of the recycling stream and recyclable material away from landfill. Things like shape, weight, inks and glues, can impact the recyclability of an item. The Australasian Recycling Label takes all of this into consideration as well as the amount of the population that has access for that item to be recycled via their kerbside recycling collection service.

REDCycle - Soft Plastic Recycling

Flexible or soft plastics make up the majority of our retail and commercial product packaging and are formed and packed off on automated form, fill and seal machines at Baileys site in Kwinana. While technically recyclable, most soft plastics are not widely accepted in your kerbside recycling bin. For this reason, Baileys are members of REDcycle, a recovery initiative for post-consumer soft plastic in Coles and Woolworths.

Simply rinse out your bags, collect together with your other soft plastics and drop off at one of the collection location here

drumMUSTER- 20L & 200L drum Recycling

The drumMUSTER program collects and recycles eligible, pre-cleaned agricultural and veterinary chemical containers. When you see this symbol on a 20L or 200L drum of Baileys Liquid Fertiliser it indicates that it is drumMuster eligible and can be recycled at one of 800 collection sites across Australia.

Once the containers have been collected, they are recycled into re-usable products such as wheelie bins, road signs, fence posts and bollards.

Find a collection site and more information here.

Baileys 1L, 2L and 5L bottles and containers are made from either high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic code 2 or Polypropylene (PP) plastics code 5.   These containers are suitable for recycling in your kerbside recycling bins. Please ensure to always rinse out and remove the lid beforehand. 

Bulka Bags

If you have had a large quantity of product delivered, it may have come in a white woven polypropylene bulka bag.  Bulka bags can become entangled in the large moving parts of the sorting machinery at recovery facilities and should not be placed in your recycling bin. Instead, store and put out on the kerb at the time of your bulk junk collection. Contact your local council or refer to your waste calendar for bulk verge collection dates. 

If you have any further queries about packaging recycling, check out these handy links below.

Don't dump it, recycle it! This is the Planet Ark 'Recycling Near You' website. You can search for local recycling information by Council Area.

Recycle Right is a campaign in WA which encourages and assists residents and businesses to recycle correctly, reduce their rubbish and buy more recycled products.

The REDcycle Program is a recovery initiative for post-consumer soft plastic. Find a drop-off and collection site Australia wide.

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