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.