Plastic Bags & Packaging

Options

  • Local grocery stores: Hy-Vee, Price-Chopper, Fareway 
  • Area retail stores: Target, Wal-Mart, Younkers

Recycling Tips

  • Make sure bags are clean and dry.
  • Do not include compostable or degradable bags, pre-wash salad bags, frozen food bags or material that has been painted or glued.
  • Recycle newspaper sleeves/bags, grocery and retail bags, plastic packaging from non-food items, bread bags, dry cleaning bags, water bottle case wrapping, fresh produce bags

Did You Know?

  • The petroleum in 14 plastic bags could drive a car one mile.
  • Americans use over 14 billion plastic bags a year.
  • It takes 70 percent more global warming gases to make a paper bag than a plastic bag.
  • Plastic bags do not biodegrade in landfills.
  • Cities spend up to 17 cents per bag in disposal costs.

Also Applies to:

plastic bags, retail plastic bags, grocery bags, dry cleaner bags, newspaper sleeves, packaging, plastic product packaging