Recycling & Waste

Plastic Bags/Plastic Film


Plastic film includes the following examples:

  • Plastic bags.
  • Newspaper, produce and bread bags.
  • Food storage bags (zip-top bags).
  • Plastic shipping envelopes (remove labels), bubble wrap and air pillows (deflate).
  • Product wrap on beverage cases, paper towels, napkins, diapers and female sanitary products.

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


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:

  • Degradable/compostable bags or film packaging.
  • Pre-washed salad mix bags.
  • Frozen food bags.
  • Candy bar wrappers.
  • Chip bags.
  • Six-pack rings.