Plastic bags are NOT accepted as part of our curbside recycling collection program.
Plastic bags cause damage to automated recycling equipment – they get caught in processing machinery. Each time plastic bags become tangled in machinery, the entire plant shuts down and our employees manually climb into equipment and cut out plastic bags.
Additionally, recyclables stuck inside plastic bags are at risk for never making it through the recycling process. Ultimately, plastic bags create a hazard for recycling workers and make recycling plants less efficient – therefore, we can no longer accept plastic bags in recycling.
However, clean and dry plastic bags can be recycled at many local retailers – just not in your home or business recycling container. Visit plasticfilmrecycling.org to find a take-back location near you.