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Recycle it - Bundle with other plastic bags - Blue Cart

Bundle stretchy plastic bags into a clear/see-through 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 are not compostable in the green cart because it will not breakdown during the composting process and will contaminate the finished compost.

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