Recycling Collection Points for Pool Inflatables
PLOYS gladly recycles your punctured or discarded pool inflatables, air mattresses, rubber boats or broken umbrellas. We happily transform these into unique bags and purses or home decor!
You can donate your punctured Inflatable either through one of our collection points or you can post these to us.
Please consider the state of the inflatables before donating, we can only use inflatables that are in a near new condition, ideally not more than one year old. We can unfortunately not use mouldy, perished, discoloured or stained material. We only accept pool floats not paddle pools or blow up pools. Recycling your umbrella? Please only send us the fabric, not the frame.
How to donate your discarded punctured items?
We have the following drop off points or you can post to us (Please contact us for postage details):
Bundaberg Organic and Quality Foods, contact email@example.com or call 040343 0969 ask for Cathy.
Sunshine Coast: our lovely Marlene is handing over. Please contact us if you’d like to volunteer. New location sought.
TARRAGINDI : Tarragindi Community gardens, (Wellers Hill Bowls Club) at the Tarragindi Tigers Football club grounds, 34 Esher Street. The Red PLOYS bin can be found in the gardens to the left of the bowls club.
Kingston East Neighbourhood Group (KENG) 177 Meakin Road, Slacks Creek QLD 4127. Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 9-4:30 and Friday 9-2:30
NEW SOUTH WALES:
TWEED HEADS: Recycled mats Unit 4, 42 Machinery drive, Tweed Heads South, donations only accepted during business hours 9-5 M-F - Ask for JJ
DARWIN: Contact the lovely Simona from I’m Plastic Free or Esther from Darwin University for drop of times
If you live too far away from one of our donation/collection points you might like post the items to us. Please email us for more information.
Click the Contact Us link on the bottom of the main page, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or text us to 0435 513848
When you post us your pool inflatable you become our PLOYSHERO and you will receive your unique $10 PLOYSHERO VOUCHER* which is our way to say THANK YOU!
RECYCLING WITH SUNNYLIFE and WAHU
If your pool toy is a Sunnylife or Wahu float, you can post it to us for free! Through a recycling collaboration between these fabulous businesses and PLOYS, there is no cost to you to give your pool toy a second life! Click on the Sunnylife or Wahu image below.
Inflatable Beach Ball repairs
Did you know that there is an option to have your beach ball repaired? The fabulous Scotty has made it his passion to repair inflatable beach balls! You can post Scotty your beach ball and include a self addressed envelope if you like to receive it back for more beach fun!
To contact Scotty please send an email to Beachball2000@gmail.com
What happens to your donated pool inflatables?
Once received or collected your pool float, we clean, cut the pattern and sew these into a unique weatherproof and water resistant bag or purse!
Check out products made from recycled pool inflatables and consider buy-back and gifting of sustainably eco-gifts to support reducing plastic waste through a circular loop. We can only be effective in our social enterprise with the support of buying-back the recycled product.
Click on the image below to see product made out of your recycled pool inflatables:
PLOYS HERO VOUCHER
* $10 PLOYSHERO voucher is a store credit which can be used in one purchase, in the online shop for purchases over $40. Check out our products by clicking on the above image.
Fighting plastic waste pollution
Thank you for joining our fight against plastic pollution and we like to thank the environmentally focussed community organisations and businesses at the above locations for supporting PLOYS pooltoy recycling 💚♻️
PLOYS - creative concepts in disguise operates through a circular loop, formed by collecting recyclable PVC materials and transforming these into new durable bags and purses.
Following our passion of reducing waste and plastic pollution 💚♻️ All material is sourced locally and reintroduced into society - meaning we are proudly Australian owned and operated.
Most inflatable pools are made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and are not accepted at most recycling facilities. You can tell by the recycling number 3 on the material that it’s difficult to recycle. However at PLOYS recycle PVC into unique bags and purses.