Hi Mia

Thank you for your recycling question.

Inflatable pool toys are not recyclable in your home kerbside recycling bin. The kerbside recycling system is designed to handle your everyday packaging waste like disposable bottles, jars and containers, so other plastic household items are unable to be processed.

If your PVC inflatable pool toy is in good condition that’s suitable for resale use Recycle Mate to find a charity shop or other location nearby accepting donations.

If the inflatable item is not in good condition it will need to be placed in your general waste bin. Consider folding the deflated toy to compact the item and even bag it if possible to prevent the item from becoming lodged in your bin.

At the moment PVC is a really difficult item to recover, we have not yet heard of any recycling options for inflatable pools or pool toys. If you happen to find any local recycling or re-use options, we would love to hear about it!

Thank you for getting in touch. Please feel free reach out if you have any other questions.