Recycling & Waste

Plastic Bags/Plastic Film

Definition

Plastic film includes the following examples:

  • Plastic bags.
  • Newspaper, produce and bread bags.
  • Zip-top food storage bags.
  • Dry cleaning bags.
  • Cracker and cereal box liners (no paper or metallic liners).
  • Plastic shipping envelopes (remove labels), bubble wrap and air pillows.
  • Wrap from household products, like paper towels, toilet paper, beverage cases, napkins, diapers and female sanitary products.
  • Water softener and sidewalk salt bags.

For more examples, refer to PlasticFilmRecycling.org.

Disposal

Plastic bags and plastic film can be put in the trash.

Recycle

Do not put plastic bags and other plastic film in curbside recycling.

Collect plastic bags and other plastic film and bring to a drop-off location. See below for locations:

Twin Cities locations include Cub, Lowe’s, Lunds & Byerlys, Kohl’s, Target and Walmart.

Make sure bags are clean and dry.

Do not include:

  • Compostable bags.
  • Salad mix bags.
  • Frozen food bags.
  • Candy wrappers.
  • Chip bags.
  • Six-pack rings.