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Many buyers, or end users, accept a mixture of LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, and MDPE. Learn how to determine what types of plastic you generate.
Consumers and employees want to know where they can recycle their plastic bags and other recyclable film and wraps. In addition to providing recycling bins in convenient locations, grocers and retailers can help through employee and consumer education. Posters and well-marked recycling bins near entrances remind customers to return bags for recycling.

Conveniently locate garbage cans for consumers to place their trash
Ideally, locate garbage cans so consumers reach it before reaching the plastic bag recycling bin to avoid contamination
Use transparent bins and transparent bags to enable better quality control
Place signage near the recycling bin opening to deter consumers from putting trash in the bin
Avoid recycling bins that resemble garbage cans
Calculate the Benefits
Calculating your current disposal costs might help you in your decision to invest in a collection program.
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Find Recyclers
The amount of plastic film scrap you generate and the space you have available to dedicate to your program will determine your relationship with your local recycling center.
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Recycling Bin Vendors
Transparent bins enable better quality control.
Signage near the bin opening helps to deter consumers from putting trash in the bin
Avoid bins that resemble garbage cans.
Place bins near the front of the store.
Offer convenient access for consumers to place their trash in garbage cans. Ideally they should be located so consumers reach the garbage can before reaching the plastic bag recycling bin to avoid contamination.

Check with buyers of plastic film, or end users, since some provide bins to their customers. Search for buyers in the Recycler Directory.

Below are examples of recycling bins that can be used to collect plastic bags and does not represent all recycling bins available.
This site is administered by Moore Recycling Associates, Inc. through support from the American Chemistry Council. The purpose of this site is to educate the general public, municipalities, and businesses about how to recycle postconsumer and postcommercial polyethylene film that is found in nearly every business and household. Our goal is to increase the quality and quantity of recycled film, which also fosters growth in our domestic reclamation industry. We strongly believe in the efficacy of the waste reduction hierarchy: REDUCE, REUSE, and then RECYCLE. We welcome your comments and feedback (Nina AT PlasticFilmRecycling DOT org).

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