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Recycle it - Blue Cart

Bundle stretchy plastic bags into one plastic bag and tie the handles closed before putting in your blue cart or at community recycling depot.
Clean plastic bags that can be recycled include:
  • Grocery bags
  • Shopping bags
  • Clothing/garment bags
  • Dry cleaner bags
  • Bread bags
  • Sandwich/lunch bags
  • Freezer bags
  • Resealable/Ziploc bags
  • Plastic film wrap/Saran wrap
  • Plastic overwrap packaging that encases household products like toilet paper rolls and paper towels
  • Bubble wrap
Tip: Not sure if your bag can be recycled? As a general rule, if the plastic stretches, it can be recycled. If it is crinkly (like a cereal or cracker bag), it should go in your black cart.
Please note that plastic bags cannot be put in the green cart since it will contaminate the finished compost.
If you live in an apartment, townhouse or other multi-family complex, plastic bags should be accepted in your building's recycling program.
​​Starting November 1, 2016, we require businesses and organizations to recycle all the materials we do at home, plus scrap metal, clear plastic film (polyethylene) and wood. For more details, please view the recycling requirements for businesses and organizations.

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