You can not recycle plastic trash bags in most curbside recycling programs. While they are made of a recyclable plastic resin, LDPE (#4), they belong in a category referred to as “film” in the recycling business. Plastic film types can jam machinery, making them very hard to process.
Please note: Recycling guidelines may vary depending on local regulations and facilities. The information provided here is intended as a general guide and may not apply to your specific location or item. Always check with your local recycling center or municipal authority for the most accurate and up-to-date recycling information in your area.
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Where To Recycle
2) PlasticFilmRecycling.org: Find a dedicated plastic trash bag (film) recycling spot using their locator. (US only)