Can plastic grocery bags be recycled with the single-stream recyclables?

Plastic bags should not be tossed in with the single-stream recyclables. Plastic bags comingled with other recyclables are problematic to the separation process of single-stream recycling. They can get easily wrapped in the processing equipment causing damage and downtime to remove the plastic film. Plastic bags can be recycled at most grocery or department stores. Please keep plastic bags out of the single-stream recyclables.

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) News Hour has produced a brief, 2.5-minute video on not placing plastic bags in your recycling cart. It explains why this can be a big problem for recycling facilities and why plastic bags should be recycled at drop-off locations only. Check it out!

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1. I live in an apartment complex/multi-family unit facility. Who is responsible to provide recycling information?
2. Did I recycle right over the holidays?
3. Can plastic grocery bags be recycled with the single-stream recyclables?
4. Do caps and lids need to be removed on plastic bottles and containers before recycling?
5. Can I place all of my recyclables into one container at my municipal drop off center?
6. Do all municipalities provide for Single Stream recycling at their drop off centers?
7. Can I bring my recyclables to a different municipal drop off center than where I reside?
8. Where and how can I recycle by milk and soup carton containers?
9. As a business owner, where do I find information on how to recycle properly?
10. I have plans to move. Do you have tips for making my moving experience greener?
11. Where can I find information on recycling tips during the winter holidays?
12. I plan to do some home remodeling, are there any recycling guidelines I should follow?
13. Where can I find information on recycling light bulbs?