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Hi Recology!

I am wondering where I can take my plastic bags and film. I know that they are not recyclable in my curbside bin, but I always have a lot at my house and would like to know if there is another way to get rid of them besides just putting them in the trash. I hate sending things to the landfill!

Ask Recology: Where can I take my plastic bags and film? 1

Thank you,
Jessica

Hi, Jessica!

Thank you for asking such a great question! While you are correct that they cannot be placed into your curbside recycling bin and are considered trash, there are a few options for getting rid of this material without sending it to a landfill. One way that you can do so is by dropping it off at a local retailer that is participating plastic film location. To learn more about what plastic film is accepted at these locations, please visit this website:

https://bagandfilmrecycling.org/view/whattorecycle

You can find the closest drop-off locations to you by visiting this page:

https://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org/recycling-bags-and-wraps/find-drop-off-location/

As well, Ridwell is a company that provides curbside pickups of plastic film. You can visit their website to see what kinds of plastic film they take and whether you are in one of their service areas:

https://www.ridwell.com/pickup-categories/iPLGbgvM

Thanks,
Recology

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