For store drop-off locations near you, be sure to check the Earth911 directory. Before you drop off your recyclable materials, check out these extra tips from the ACC:
- Check your local grocer or retailer to see if they collect plastic bags and/or wraps. Most stores provide a bin at the entrance or sometimes at the checkout area.
- If your program collects bags only, you can recycle any clean, dry plastic carryout bag.
- If your store collects a wider variety of “plastic film” or “plastic bags and wraps”—as most of them do—you can recycle any of the following: plastic carryout bags and sacks; dry cleaning bags; newspaper bags; bread bags; cereal box liners (the plastic bags that come inside the cardboard box); produce bags; sealable food storage bags (no food residue); shipping envelopes (remove paper labels and stickers); wraps from paper products, (diapers, napkins, paper towels, bathroom tissue, and baby wipes); and case wrap from bulk snacks and beverages.
- Make sure plastic bags and wraps are clean and dry. No food residue, paint, adhesive or stickers.
Editor’s Note: Earth911 partners with many industries, manufacturers and organizations to support its Recycling Directory, the largest in the nation, which is provided to consumers at no cost. The American Chemistry Council is one of these partners.