Plastic Film

These items don't go in your recycling bin!

Put them in participating store grocery recycling bins in your community:

Film collected by grocery stores and local community collection programs is recycled in Trex® decking material!

Items that are not accepted

The following plastic bags and films cannot be recycled in this program and should be discarded in the trash:

"Crinkly" and stiff plastic bags and film that do not stretch.

Most food packaging, especially:

  • Resealable pouches
  • Grape bags (and similar)
  • Snack food bags
  • Meat and cheese packaging
  • Pre-washed salad mix bags
  • Chip bags
  • Shiny/metallic foil-lined plastic
  • Candy and granola bar wrappers
  • Mesh bags
  • Frozen food packaging
  • Vacuum seal bags
Plastic Film Not Accepted

Bags that are dirty, wet, or have paper labels (cut out paper labels from plastic shipping envelopes and other recyclable bags)

Paper envelopes lined with bubble wrap

Pet food and bird seed bags

Anything labeled with a number other than 2 or 4 (such as 5 or 7) or with a strike-through label like:

Plastic Film Not Accepted Icons

Woven grain and feed bags

Cellophone and "crinkly" plastic

Biodegradable, degradable, or compostable plastic

Mulch and soil bags, agricultural plastic

Six-pack rings

For a complete listing of participating Vermont retailers and information about the program:
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