Donations of Pool Inflatables for Recycling

PLOYS gladly accepts your punctured or discarded pool inflatables, air mattresses, broken umbrella’s, shower curtains, rain jackets or rubber boats. We happily transform these into unique bags and purses. You can donate either through one of our collection points or you can post your pool toys to us.

Please consider the state of the inflatables before donating, we can unfortunately not use mouldy, perished or stained material. Umbrella fabric can best be removed from its frame before donating.

How to donate your discarded punctured items?
We have the following drop off points:

Our PVC donating bin in Tarragindi






DARWIN:  At “I’m Plastic Free’ contact or at Charles Darwin University:  Location at CDU is Facilities Building, Casuarina, Orange 8 to Esther.


Kepnock: DNA Aquatics, Baird Rd Kepnock, Bundaberg, Wheelie bin on-site by ticket counter

Bundaberg East: Bundaberg Organic and Quality Foods, contact or 0403430969 

BARGARA: Artisan 4670, Hughes Rd, Bargara, donation bin at the Gallery

SUNSHINE COAST: Pioneer Coffee Roastery Yandina, 41 Pioneer Rd, Yandina, ask for Jo or Demi, donation bin positioned inside the roastery 


Tarragindi: Tarragindi Community gardens, (Wellers Hill Bowls Club) at the Tarragindi Tigers Football club grounds, 34 Esher Street.  The Red PLOYS bin can easily be found at the front carpark (during construction of the bowls club), normally our bin sits in the community gardens at the bowls club.

The Gap: Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, D’Aguilar National Park, 60 Mount Nebo Rd, Enogerra reservoir, PVC donations at the information desk ask for Becky

Nundah: The Vessel Nundah at 1/8 Station St, Nundah, located at The Plant Lounge.  PVC donations can be handed in at the shop to the lovely Marion. 

GOLD COAST: Sustainable Schools Network, Gecko House, First Floor, 139 Durrigan Street, Currumbin. (Hand in at the upstairs office)


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, or email us at: 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!

Posting punctured pool inflatables to PLOYS recycling

Thank you also for joining our fight against plastic pollution and we like to thank the environmentally focussed businesses at the above locations for hosting a PLOYS collection bin 💚♻️

Carin and Gerhard & the PLOYS team

 * $10 PLOYSHERO voucher can be used once in the online shop for purchases over $25

Ploys - creative concepts in disguise operates through a closed recycling loop, formed by collecting recyclable materials and transforming these into new durable products. Following our passion of reducing waste and plastic pollution 💚♻️

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 we at PLOYS recycle PVC into unique bags and purses.