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How to recycle plastic bags

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Plastic bags

Recycle stretchy plastic bags and wraps:

  • In your blue cart
  • At a community recycling depot

Bags and packaging that stretch include:

  • Grocery bags
  • Shopping bags
  • Clothing/garment bags
  • Dry cleaner bags
  • Bread bags
  • Frozen vegetable bags
  • Sandwich/lunch bags
  • Freezer bags
  • Resealable bags (e.g. Ziploc)
  • Vacuum seal bags and packaging
  • Plastic wrap (e.g. Saran wrap)
  • Plastic packaging on household items such as toilet paper and paper towels
  • Bubble wrap

Special instructions

  • Bundle clean bags in a see-through or transparent plastic bag (also one that stretches). Tie the bundled bag closed by tying handles together or knotting bag at top. Do not use elastics or twist ties.
  • Put plastic bags that don't stretch, such as cereal or cracker bags, in your black cart as garbage.

Community recycling depot locations listed below:

Title: What Goes Where?
Author: City of Calgary
Description: Residential recycling and disposal search tool