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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. Ask an associate where to find drop-off bins as these vary from location to location.
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!
Printer cartridges can be recycled at the drop-off locations listed below.
Many manufacturers provide pre-paid envelops or mailing labels to return used printer cartridges for recycling.
Many retail stores that sell printer cartridges and toner will also take used ones back for recycling – check with stores for details.
Cell phones can be recycled at the drop-off locations listed below. Many retail stores, electronic, and cell phone stores also offer in-store recycling options. Fees may apply; contact specific location before dropping off.
In Colorado, it is illegal to dispose of electronics in the trash as they contain toxic components that are harmful to human health and the environment if not handled properly.
Amazon mailers can be reused. Amazon mailers completely made of plastic can be recycled at the drop off locations listed below along with plastic bags and plastic film.
Other types of envelopes completely made of bubble wrap can also be recycled as plastic film. However foil bubble mailers that are made of foil / reflective silver material are NOT recyclable and should be thrown away in the trash. They should never be put in plastic film bins or in curbside recycling.
Envelopes made of Tyvek material or envelopes with paper on the outside and bubble wrap on the inside cannot be recycled and should be reused or thrown away in the trash.
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 email@example.com. If you can’t find the answer to your question here, please call us at 970-221-6600