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How can I recycle my plastic bags? 

DO NOT PLACE PLASTIC BAGS OF ANY KIND IN YOUR CURBSIDE RECYCLING BIN. Your curbside recyclables can be placed directly in your bin, there is no need to bag this material.

Most Wal-Mart, Acme, Stop and Shop, Kohls, ShopRite, Target and Lowes stores accept plastic film, including bags, for recycling. Bring plastic bags to these drop off locations.

For more information about what materials can be brought to these drop offs, or to find the nearest location to you, check the following website:

This website lists the types of film that are accepted.  Click on “Participating U.S. Locations” for the location nearest you.

Why can't I just recycle my bags with my curbside recyclables?

Plastic bags clog up the equipment at the facilities that process our curbside recyclables which causes lost production hours and money.

What items can I include with plastic bags?

Visit the websites above for a specific list. For general guidance, do not include other plastic containers or bottles, compostable bags, film/bags contaminated with food, wet bags, frozen food bags, or black plastic garbage bags. Bread bags, plastic film covering cases of water, cereal bags, newspaper bags, and plastic shopping bags are all accepted at these drop offs.

Return to Solid Waste Management

Solid Waste Management
13-15 Kennedy Blvd.
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: 732-745-4170
Fax: 732-296-6566
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