Recycle Right

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.
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