Lamoille Regional Solid Waste Management District

Serving the Member Towns of: Belvidere, Cambridge, Craftsbury, Eden, Elmore, Hyde Park, Johnson, Morrisville, Stowe, Waterville, Wolcott, & Worcester

FILM PLASTICS

Film plastics, i.e. shopping bags, must be collected and recycled separately from other commingled recycling. They cannot be put in the blue bin with other commonly recyclable materials.  

The following film plastics can be collected together, clean and dry, and returned to the supermarket or brought to any LRSWMD Drop-Off Location for recycling.

  • shopping bags
  • bread bags
  • dry cleaning
  • newspaper sleeves
  • ice bags
  • overwrap for cases (toilet paper, paper towels, etc.)
  • ziploc bags
  • bubble wrap
  • salt bags – both ends must be completely cut off, then the bag must be turned inside out to release residual dust; OR both ends must be completely cut off and the bag must be completely cut down one side to make an open plastic sheet
  • produce bags
  • cereal bags
  • garbage bags
  • wood pellet bags – both ends must be completely cut off, then the bag must be turned inside out to release residual dust; OR both ends must be completely cut off and the bag must be completely cut down one side to make an open plastic sheet

UNACCEPTABLE MATERIALS

  • Ag-Film Materials
  • Pre-washed salad mix bags
  • Frozen food bags
  • Candy bar wrappers
  • Chip bags
  • Six-pack rings
  • Degradable/Compostable bag or film plastic


Non-recyclable plastics – Unfortunately, just because an item has a recycling symbol on it doesn’t mean it’s recyclable.  Styrofoam is not currently recyclable in our area and must be reused or disposed of as trash. 

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