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How to recycle / dispose plastic bags

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We accept plastic bags as trash

Where can I recycle plastic bags, films and wraps?

Recycle plastic bags and other types of plastic film at local grocery and retail stores throughout the County. Look for collection bins near store entrances.

Find bag and film recycling drop-offs near you using the locator on plasticfilmrecycling.org.

What plastic bags, films and wraps are accepted in store recycling programs?

Grocery and retail store plastic bag recycling drop-offs generally accept all clean, dry plastic bags labeled #2 or #4.

This includes plastic newspaper sleeves and dry-cleaning bags, as well as most plastic wrapping covering paper towel rolls, tissue boxes, and cases of water.

Often, plastic food storage bags, like Ziploc® bags, are accepted, too.

Remember to remove receipts and other papers from bags before recycling them.

Refer to this list of generally accepted plastic types from plasticfilmrecycling.org for more details.

Is bubble wrap included?

Bubble wrap is sometimes accepted for recycling at plastic bag and film drop-offs. Check with your drop-off to see whether they take bubble wrap.

Reuse is even better than recycling! Some options include

  • bringing it to a local packaging or mailbox store
  • offering it on your neighborhood email list
  • offering it on Craigslist, Freecycle, or similar places

Locations accepted

  • Transfer Station
  • Curbside Collection
  • Other

Material type

  • Trash
  • Other