September 22, 2020

Here’s what to do with plastic bags

BATAVIA, OH (Sept. 22, 2020) — Plastic bags (and films and wraps) are bad for the recycling bins: Please dump your recyclables from plastic bags into the bin, and if the bag is clean and dry, take it to a retailer that recycles bags.ย 

Why, you ask?

OK, so what can I do with them?

Recycled plastic bags, films and wraps are not in as much demand from manufacturers, so retailers with large storage capabilities are more willing to recycle.ย  To name a few, Kroger, Lowes, Home Depot, Meijers and some department stores have bins by the entrances for plastic bags, but did you know they will also accept other films and wraps? Please click here for a list of plastics Kroger will accept in their bins.

Please Note:

All plastic bags should be clean and dryโ€ฆ dirty, wet or plastic with food attached will contaminate and render the bags unusable.

Other non-recyclable bags or plastics are:

For more information on recycling, check out the Office of Environmental Quality’s website.