Plastic Film, Bags, & Wrap


Plastic Bags

Plastic bags should never go in your recycling cart! They jam up the processing equipment and are a safety hazard for workers.

All major food markets accept the following types of clean, dry plastic bags and films labeled Number 2 or Number 4, LDPE, PE-LD, or LLDPE to recycle into plastic lumber-type products:

  • Bread Bags
  • Clean Tyvek (No Labels or Glue)
  • Dry Cleaning Bags (Remove Receipts, Staples)
  • Furniture Wrap
  • Plastic Newspaper Bags (Empty)
  • Plastic Overwrap From Toilet Papers, Napkins, Paper Towels
  • Plastic Retail Bags (Remove Hard Plastic, String, Receipts)
  • Produce Bags
  • Sandwich Bags

You can also bring them to:

Lowe's, Staples, Target, and WalMart.


The following are considered contaminants and can cause an entire load of bags to be rejected:

  • No bio-based or compostable plastic bags
  • No chip bags, granola or candy bar wrappers
  • No film that has been painted or has excessive glue
  • No food or cling wrap
  • No frozen food, salad or cereal bags
  • No garbage, wood pellet, sand, soil or salt bags (they have other barrier films embedded in them that aren't compatible) - see the following information for salt plus pellet bags

Salt & Pellet Fuel Bags

Trex has partnered with Shaw's, Whole Foods, Target, and Market Basket to accept pellet and salt bags

Reduce your plastic bag use - bring your own bags to the store.