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$20 Brown Paper Bag Program

Dedicated recyclers - this one is for you! Our $20 Paper Bag Program allows us to take any clean, label free packaging  which cannot be recycled through one of our free channels. #1 plastic clamshells, we are looking at you. 

One regular size store(12 x 7 x 17) paper bag can be filled with misc #1, #5films, #6, #7 or even unknown plastics. The $20 fee is to process, transport and often times pay the processor additional fees to ensure that everything in your $20 Brown Bag is recycled.  A community member may bring multiple brown paper bags, with each being assessed the $20 fee.

* As of 7/30/2022 we will be unable to accept any materials not in a store bag, as this is what we use to assess the amount of plastic waste, and charge an appropriate fee, Please do not zip tie films together or compact packaging. Stacking is okay*

We will accept all lids (6 Inches diameter or smaller),  and caps, for recycling through this program. Please be sure that they are fully cleaned, have any labels/price tags removed, and they are stored and brought inside of a 1 Gallon Zip Lock Bag. Limit one gallon ziplock bag full.  Exception: Best practice is to replace caps on containers when sorting into the Personal Care program.

  • NO LABELS or price tags
  • MUST be Clean and Dry
  • Clamshells cannot be broken down because the resin code must be on plastic materials in order for them be sorted and processed correctly for making into new plastics. You may however cut labels out of clamshells (do so at your own risk).
  • Limit 1 ziplock bag of lids, 6 inches diameter and smaller
  • (packaging only - Household items and ABS Plastics cannot be recycled in this stream) If you have ABS plastics to recycle please email us.
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