SOUTH SHORE RECYCLING COOPERATIVE

 

 
 
 

Plastic Film, Bags & Wrap

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