Facilitate Plastic Film Recycling in Your Community

Interested in starting or growing plastic film recycling collection in your community? Whether your community is in a rural, suburban, or urban setting, or even a college campus, we’ve got the resources you need to make it happen.

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Why Support Film Recycling in Your Community?

  • It can help you meet your sustainability goals! Many cities, states, and colleges have sustainability or “zero waste” goals. Recycling plastic film is something easy you can do to help your community meet those goals.
  • It can be easy – and we can help! If you’re not sure how to begin, we have communications materials, tip sheets, and other resources to help you get started.
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COVID-19 and Plastic Film Recycling

NOTE: Plastic bags/wraps typically do not get recycled in curbside bins. They must be returned to participating drop-off locations such as retail stores for recycling.

Thank you for recycling your plastic bags and wraps.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, we urge you to recycle your plastic bags, wraps, and other film packaging at drop-off locations ONLY WHEN AND WHERE POSSIBLE.

Some stores have temporarily halted collection of plastic bags and wraps. And some of you are not able to venture out. If either is the case, please collect your bags/wraps at home until events change. Bags/wraps can be compressed and stored inside another plastic bag.

As always, please follow the direction of your local and state public health officials, and do not shop or take anything to a store/drop-off if there’s reason to suspect anyone in your household has been exposed to the coronavirus. If you do shop, please take appropriate steps to help protect store employees so they can continue to provide essential products during this crisis.

Thank you for your support of plastic film recycling. Recycling contributes to sustainability and provides valuable materials for American manufacturers, so we encourage you to continue recycling when and where possible.

Be safe.

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