Smart Sort Bin

Due to COVID-19, this program is on hold until further notice. Please contact the drop-off location before dropping off plastic bags, or hold onto the bags until further notice.


Every year, Harvest Manitoba goes through over 1 million plastic bags. In response to that, Bag it Forward was created to give Manitobans more options on how they can reduce, reuse and recycle the plastic bags already in their homes. Drop off your gently used plastic bags at Harvest Manitoba, your local food bank or one of our great partners listed below. All bags collected will be  reused to create emergency food kits. Any bags that cannot be reused (i.e. they are ripped or have holes in them) will be recycled at a local processing plant.


Drop Off Locations

  • 1085 Winnipeg Avenue, Winnipeg
  • Food banks affiliated with Winnipeg Harvest also have drop-off bins available

  • Unit 1 – 3021 Birds Hill Rd, East St. Paul

  • 1961 McCreary Road, Winnipeg



  • 191 Pioneer Avenue, Winnipeg

Samaritan House


  • 110 6th Street, Brandon



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