Are plastic bags recyclable at the MRF?
No! Plastic bags, plastic wrap, and other plastic “film” are not recyclable. Do not put your paper or containers in plastic bags prior to recycling. Plastic bags are a serious contaminant and litter problem at the recycling facility.

Check with your grocery store to see if they accept clean grocery bags for recycling and if so, what are their guidelines. If they don’t accept them ask them to begin a recycling program.

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1. What is single stream recycling?
2. What can I put in my blue recycling cart ?
3. I am elderly or disabled and can not transport a large cart. Can I get a smaller cart?
4. What are the advantages to single stream?
5. How do I know what plastic is recyclable?
6. Are plastic bags recyclable at the MRF?
7. Should I wash my recycling before placing it in the bin?
8. Can I recycle Styrofoam?
9. Why can’t prescription or vitamin bottles be recycled?
10. Can I recycle a motor oil bottle with a No. 2 on the bottom?
11. Do I need to step on my plastic containers before recycling?
12. Are black, No. 1 microwaveable containers recyclable?
13. Why can't I recycle plant pots?