How to Recycle Plastic Wrap & Film
Plastic wrap and film packaging are generally #2 and #4 plastic, both of which are recyclable. Most plastic bags are recycled into composite lumber, but can actually become a wide variety of products. Drop-off locations and curbside pick-up programs for these plastics are available all over the country.
Frequent Plastic Wrap & Film Recycling Questions
- Grocery & retail bags
- Newspaper bags
- The outer Wrapping from Napkins, Paper Towels, Bathroom Tissue & Diapers
- Bread bags
- Dry cleaning bags
- The outer wrapping from bulk beverages
- Produce bags
- All clean, dry bags Labeled #2 or #4
Please DO NOT recycle:
- Food or cling wrap
- Prepackaged food bags (including frozen food bags and pre-washed salad bags)
- Plastic Film That has Been Painted or has Excessive Glue Residue
Any of these items should be recycled as long as they are clean and dry.
Search below to find a plastic film recycling location near you!