What Your Customers Can and Cannot Recycle

It is incredibly important that all post-consumer film collected for recycling is clean and dry. Use signage like ours to clearly communicate this message to your consumers.

The following items can be recycled along with the back-of-house commercial film:

  • Retail, carryout, produce, newspaper, bread, and dry cleaning bags (clean, dry and free of receipts and clothes hangers)
  • Zip-top food storage bags (clean and dry)
  • Plastic shipping envelopes (remove labels), bubble wrap and air pillows (deflate)
  • Product wrap on cases of water/soda bottles, paper towels, napkins, disposable cups, bathroom tissue, diapers, and female sanitary products
  • Furniture and electronic wrap
  • Plastic cereal box liners (but if it tears like paper, do not include)

Consumers can also recycle any plastic bag or film packaging that has the How2Recycle label on it.

The following items cannot be recycled along with commercial film:

  • Degradable/compostable bags or film packaging
  • Pre-washed salad mix bags
  • Frozen food bags
  • Candy bar wrappers
  • Chip bags
  • Six-pack rings