Recycle right with Mr Fantastic Plastic 7


Recycling just 1 plastic bottle saves enough energy to power a CFL bulb for 30 hours!

Over 800 tonnes of plastic is recycled each year in the Rockhampton Region. That's enough for every person in our Region to keep a light on for 292 days of the year!

Sort it!

If you can remember the ‘fantastic plastic seven’ sorting your molded plastic containers is easy.

Some of these will include:

  • Detergent containers
  • Ice cream containers & lids
  • Juice/Milk bottles
  • Margarine tubs
  • Sauce bottles
  • Shampoo/Conditioner containers
  • Softdrink bottles
  • Yoghurt containers

Remember the ‘fantastic plastic seven’ when sorting your plastics. 
Check the container for a symbol that looks like this:

 Recycling symbols 1 to 7

If you cannot find the recycling symbol on the plastic item, then it generally is not recyclable.

Clean it!

Rinse out all your plastic containers and bottles to remove any leftover food or drink from inside them before putting them in your household recycling bin, otherwise they cannot be recycled.

Remember to remove all lids, caps, corks, and straws before putting your plastics into your household recycling bin.

Important! Recyclable items should NOT be placed in plastic bags. Items in plastic bags cannot be sorted at the Material Recovery Centre. Plus plastic bags jam up the machinery!

Crush it!

If you’re running out of room in your recycling bin, crush some of your larger containers, such as 2 litre milk bottles to help save space.

Check out the original Mr Fantastic Plastic 7 in a recycling adventure below.