Any type of plastic bag or plastic film material is not recyclable in your curbside bin
Plastic shopping bags, recycling/trash/garbage bags, produce bags, snack or sandwich bags, food storage bags, newspaper bags, product over-wrap, or other materials that are made of the soft, flexible plastic film material will often get torn, dirty, tangled around sorting equipment, or end up flying away when entering or exiting recycling trucks without ever reaching their highest potential of being recycled into something new.
The ONLY way to recycle plastic shopping bags or any plastic film material is to return them to a participating store drop-off and NOT in your recycling bin.
HOW TO RECYCLE:
1. Find a participating store plastic film recycling drop-off
2. Determine what types of plastic film and plastic bags are accepted at your chosen location.***
3. Make sure the plastic bags and other types of plastic film materials are clean, empty, and dry. Stuff many bags and plastic film materials inside one bag and tie shut before tossing in the store drop-off bin
***These store drop-offs vary from location to location on what specific types of plastic film and wrap recycling they accept and we encourage you to ask the store you intend to recycle at as to what specific plastic film and wrap items they accept. The Plastic Film Recycling Drop-Off Program is run by the Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG) of the American Chemistry Council, not by Kent County Department of Public Works.
Below you will find businesses and community outlets that may accept this item/material.