Plastic film RetailPoster

Tell all your friends: plastic bags should never go in your recycling bin! They jam up the processing equipment and are a safety hazard for workers. Municipal recycling programs are for rigid containers, paper and cardboard only. Plastic bags do even more damage when released into the wild. More info

Reduce your plastic bag use - bring your own reusable bags to the store. Throw them in the laundry now and then.

Big Y, Hannaford, JC Penney, Lowe's, Market Basket, Roche Brothers, Shaw's, Staples, Star Market, Stop and Shop, Target, Wal-Mart, Wegman's, and Whole Foods accept the following types of clean, dry plastic bags and films to recycle into plastic lumber-type products:

  • plastic retail bags (remove hard plastic, string, receipts)

  • plastic newspaper bags (empty)

  • dry cleaning bags (remove receipts, staples)

  • bread bags

  • produce bags

  • plastic overwrap from toilet paper, napkins, diapers, paper towels

  • furniture wrap

  • sandwich bags

  • clean Tyvek (no labels or glue)

Big Y, Shaw's, Whole Foods, Target, Wegman's and Market Basket also accept wood pellet and salt bags.

 


The following are considered contaminants and can cause an entire load to be rejected:

  • NO food or cling wrap

  • NO frozen food, salad or cereal bags

  • NO chip bags, granola or candy bar wrappers

  • NO bio-based or compostable plastic bags

 

 

Upcoming Meetings & Events

21 Feb 2019
08:50AM - 10:30AM
SSRC Breakfast meeting
28 Feb 2019
08:00AM - 12:30PM
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Summit
13 Mar 2019
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Southeast Municipal Recycling Council - bulky waste
25 Mar 2019
08:00AM - 05:00PM
The MassRecycle R3 Summit and Trade Show

A Message from our Director:

The SSRC is pleased to announce that Dorie Stolley, owner of Three Birds Consulting in Plymouth, has been hired as our new Recycling Education and Compliance Officer.  We thank our departing RECO Julie Sullivan, who is working with her to ensure a smooth transition. 

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January Updates

Scituate: Recycling Tips from the SSRC, with Dorie Stoley, RECO, WATD FM, 1/28/19

SSRC set to make sure you understand recycling at the Scituate Transfer Station, by Ruth Thompson, Scituate Mariner, 1/24/19

Facing higher costs, cities enforce cleaner recycling, by Yasmin Amir and Bob Oakes,  WBUR, 8/2018

Norwell implements new recycling program, Kate Walsh, WickedLocal Norwell, 7/12/18

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On this website:

Visit Recycling A-Z to find the answer to "What should I do with...." 

The Town Program pages provide contact information and links to Member Town's recycling programs.

Learn more about recycling dos and don'ts by visiting Recycling 101 and Advanced Recycling.

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