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Plastic Grocery Bags and Plastic Film

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Plastic Grocery Bags and Plastic Film

Plastic grocery bags and plastic film can be recycled at most grocery stores, big box stores, or at one of the drop-off locations listed below.

Bags and film should be clean and dry, with stickers and labels removed.

Recyclable plastic film includes grocery bags, produce, bread, dry-cleaning, Ziploc-type and newspaper bags, along with industrial shrink-wrap, air pillows, and bubble wrap. Plastic wrapping such as that around paper towels and toilet paper can also be included with plastic film. Recyclable plastic film is often labeled with a #2 (HDPE) or #4 (LDPE) in the chasing arrows.

Plastic bags SHOULD NEVER be placed in curbside recycling or be used to bag recyclable items before placing them in your bin. Plastic bags and plastic film cause major issues at recycling sorting plants, tangling in recycling equipment and causing it to jam and break. Be sure to recycle your plastic grocery bags and other plastic film, just not in curbside recycling!


Accepted At:

Location Contact Information Details  
City of Fort Collins: Timberline Recycling Center

1903 S. Timberline Road
Fort Collins
80525

(970) 221-6600

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Other items accepted here
City of Loveland Recycling Center

400 N Wilson Ave.
Loveland
80537

970-962-2529

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Other items accepted here
Eco-Cycle CHaRM (Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials)

6400 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder
80301

303-444-6634

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Other items accepted here
Larimer County Recycling Drop-off Center

5887 S. Taft Hill Rd.
Fort Collins

970-498-5760

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Other items accepted here
Lowes Home Improvement

4227 Corbett Dr.
Fort Collins
80528

970-232-7910

Other items accepted here
Super Target

2936 Council Tree Ave.
Fort Collins
80525

970-530-3120

Other items accepted here
WalMart Supercenter

1250 E Magnolia St.
Fort Collins

970-493-3048

Other items accepted here

***DISCLAIMER***

The information provided in this tool is compiled as a service to Fort Collins Residents. Contact information has been provided for the listed locations, and it is encouraged that you call ahead to verify the location, materials accepted, and hours of operation. Inclusion in this list is not an endorsement by the City of Fort Collins.

Any recycler wishing to be added to this list may contact cmVjeWNsaW5nQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==. If you can’t find the answer to your question here, please call us at 970-221-6600