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Plastic bags cannot be recycled in your curbside recycling containers because they cause significant problems at the recycling facility, wrapping around the machinery and halting sorting operations. You can drop off clean plastic bags and film at special collection locations to be recycled. Plastic bags can also be thrown away in your garbage.
Bundle your clean plastic bags and film to return to grocery stores:
All items must be clean, empty and dry. Labels must be removed.
See all accepted items at plasticfilmrecycling.org.
Many grocery stores accept plastic bags for recycling. Check at your preferred grocery store to see if they accept plastic bags and film for recycling. These locations at Fred Meyer, QFC and Safeway were confirmed to have plastic bag recycling stations as of April 2021 (hover or click for details):
Fred Meyer - Main entrance, vestibule, far left side, near other kiosks (photo taken 5/21)
Totem Lake QFC on 124th - right entrance, inside, left (photo taken 5/21)
Inglewood QFC - outside, Right Entrance, not well marked (photo taken 4/21)
Kirkland Urban QFC - vestibule, South Entrance (photo taken 8/19)
Juanita Safeway on 100th - Right Entrance, inside to the left (photo taken 4/21)
Kingsgate Safeway - Right Entrance, inside to the left (photo taken 4/21)
Find more plastic film recycling locations at plasticfilmrecycling.org.
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