Film and Bags are NOT accepted in your Recycling Bin!
Plastic bags and film have always been a challenge in the recycling world. They are very difficult to capture if loose and get stuck in equipment. Disappearing markets along with the high cost of labor required to process them forced us to remove them from our recycling program in June 2019 (See full press release). As one of very few recycling companies who accepted plastic bags, we did not make this announcement lightly.
We encourage you to reduce and reuse by bringing your own reusable bags (#BYOBSF) to the store and opting for paper instead of plastic. Without an easy recycling option, it is our hope that people will begin to realize the overall negative impact plastic bags have on the environment and will start to avoid them altogether.
Clean plastic bags and film can still be brought to participating grocery stores and other retailers with separated collection bins (see below).
See an update on how we’re doing keeping film out of the loads here (July 2020).