Store Drop-Off

Store Drop-Off Label = #2 and #4 plastic bags, films, and wraps

Recycling Plastic Bags & Films

Did you know? A wide variety of plastic bags, films, and wraps can go in retail store bins with plastic bags. These include bags and films using Resin Identification Codes #2 and #4, and items with the How2Recycle Store Drop-Off label. However, these can NOT go into curbside bins (with a few exceptions). To find out more about what you can recycle in these bins, and to find recycling locations, visit the link below. You can also keep your eyes open for bins at your favorite grocery stores, department stores, and retailers.

Plastic Bag Recycling – Click here to find Store Drop-off Locations for plastic bags and films, including those with the How2Recycle “Store Drop-Off” label

Sponsorships are available for companies labeling plastic bags and films with the Store Drop-Off Label! The generosity of the American Chemistry Council’s Flexible Film Recycling Group has made these sponsorships possible. Contact anne.bedarf@greenblue.org for more information.

Wegmans Food Markets, the newest How2Recycle participant and a plastic bag recycling advocate, recently created a video describing the recycling process for plastic bags, films, and wraps.

Download the full-sized poster at: plasticfilmrecycling.org

Why not just use the plastic numbers?

The majority of the public do not understand the Resin Identification Codes, and mistakenly believe that the chasing arrows and number mean that flexible films and bags can go into curbside recycling bins. The How2Recycle Label is used across all materials, not just plastics, and provides more detail on where these materials can actually be recycled. The good news is that most of us have more access to recycling plastic bags, wraps and films than ever before!