Recycling & Disposal Information:
Many grocery stores, co-ops and retailers, including Cub, Target and Lund's/Byerly's, accept clean, dry plastic bags for recycling. Look for kiosks or recycling bins in the store.
Several metro county recycling facilities also accept plastic bags: Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, and Washington (see county links below).
Plastic bags are not accepted by most at-home recycling programs. Avoid placing your recyclable items in plastic bags.
Check with your recycling service provider for details.
Preparation: All material must be clean and dry:
- Grocery bags
- Retail bags — remove string ties and rigid plastic handles
- Dry-cleaning bags
- Stretch/shrink wrap
- 6-pack holder rings
- Plastic wrap from paper products such as paper towels, etc.
- Salt bags — remove rigid plastic handles
- Zipper bags — remove top closing mechanism
You can recycle these plastic bags if they are dry and there is no food residue:
- Cereal bags
- Bread bags
- Produce bags
- Frozen food bags
- Bags with food residue
- Bags with strings
- Soil or mulch bags
- Zipper bags with rigid plastic closing mechanism
- Bubble wrap