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.

Important Covid-19 update

Due to concerns related to the Covid-19 outbreak, some local grocery stores, including Kroger locations, have temporarily ceased accepting plastic bags and other materials for recycling.  These locations have been temporarily removed from this search tool until they begin accepting plastic bags again.  If you are aware of other locations that have ceased accepting plastic bags, please contact SWACO at info@swaco.org.

ATTENTION

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.

QUICK TIPS
  • 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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