Important Covid-19 update: In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, some retail stores have temporarily ceased their collection of grocery bags and therefore are NOT collecting this material for recycling. We recommend calling ahead to confirm that your neighborhood grocery store is still accepting this material.
Plastic grocery bags, other plastic retail bags, and other types of household plastic bags can be recycled at a large number of locations in Franklin County.
Do NOT put plastic bags in your household curbside recycling bin or in a SWACO recycling drop-off location. The recycling facility that accepts these mixed recyclables from your home is not designed to accept plastic bags and it can cause significant problems at the recycling facility.
- In addition to plastic grocery and retail bags, these locations accept food storage bags, produce bags, bread bags, newspaper bags, and other similar types of plastic bags.
- These locations also accept the stretchable plastic wrapping from paper towels, toilet paper, and bottle water.
- If the retail store containers provide instructions for the materials that they accept, please read and follow those instructions.