Do Recycle

  • Grocery bags – return to retailer
  • Empty bread and produce bags
  • Brown paper bags

Don’t Recycle

  • Used food or cling wrap
  • Prepackaged food bags, including frozen wrappers
  • Bio‐based or compostable bags
  • No film that has been painted or has excessive glue
  • Plastic over-wrap and bubble wrap


  • Use plastic bags for  packing material
  • Use bags as trash can liners
  • Use them to pick up animal waste
  • Only take a bag when you really need it
  • Utilize reusable bags when shopping
  • Pack the bags as full as possible! Keep in mind that a plastic bag can hold up to 17 pounds of product – nearly 2,000 times its own weight


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