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Recycling Plastic Bags & Film

Plastic Bags

PLEASE DO NOT PLACE PLASTIC BAGS IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING BINS!

Please do not put your recyclable materials in plastic bags inside of the collection bin. Empty all recyclable items, loose, into the collection bin for collection. Plastic Bags are the #1 contaminant at the sorting facilities.

Plastic bags and plastic film are recyclable, but only at grocery store drop-boxes. Check your local store for their drop-box and to verify acceptable materials. Please visit https://bagandfilmrecycling.org/​ for more information.

Please Recycle only plastic bags that are clean, dry and empty:
  • Grocery bags
  • Newspaper Bags
  • Produce Bags
  • Bread Bags labeled with a #2 or #4
  • Shopping bags (any hard plastic or fabric handles removed)
  • ​Paper towel, napkin, and toilet paper plastic wrap
  • Case wrap (around cases of bottled water, drinks, or snacks)
  • Plastic dry cleaning bags
  • Plastic shipping envelopes and fully plastic bubble mailers with paper labels cut off ​​(Paper mailers with bubble wr​ap inside of them are NOT accepted)
  • Ziploc bags (clean, dry, empty bags only & cut the zip strip off)
  • All clean, dry, empty plastic bags labeled with a #2 or #4
  • Plastic film wrap (found around electronics or shipping pallets)
  • Air pillows and bubble wrap (clean and with minimal tape)
  • Some cereal bags (make sure that the How2Recycle label on the box indicates that the bag is okay to include in the grocery store programs)

Do NOT Recycle​:

The following are considered contaminants and could prevent successful recycling.
  • NO receipts, deli stickers, or cling wrap (cut paper stickers from bags)
  • NO frozen food bags
  • NO chip bags or candy wrappers
  • NO mesh produce bags
  • NO cellophane
  • NO paper mailers with bubble wrap inside 
  • NO personal protective equipment (masks, face shields, etc.)
  • NO mulch or soil bags
  • NO packaging that was used to wrap raw meat
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