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Plastic Bags and Packaging


Plastic bags should NOT be placed in your home recycle bin. These items are known as "tanglers" which can get stuck in sorting equipment at recycling facilities causing equipment failure and processing delays. This includes other forms of loose plastic packaging or plastic zip-style ties.

Retail Recycling

Grocery-style plastic bags can be recycled at many grocery and retail locations. Collect your bags at home and take them with you on your next shopping trip. To locate a collection site near you, check the Earth911.com locater here.

For more information and options on plastics recycling in general, visit How to Recycle Plastic Wrap & Film - Earth911

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