Plastic bags (drop-off locations)
Plastic bags are not accepted in the blue single-stream recycling carts in all areas of Sonoma County. Some grocery stores and retail establishments accept soft HDPE #2 and LDPE #4 plastic bags for recycling.
If possible, please consider reusing plastic bags before placing in the garbage or designated bins at retail locations. Ideas for reuse can be found here.
Please recycle only clean, dry plastic bags and film. Remove receipts or any other items from bags.
Examples: Retail, carryout, produce, newspaper, bread, and dry cleaning bags (clean, dry and free of receipts and clothes hangers) • Zip-top food storage bags (clean and dry) • Plastic shipping envelopes (remove labels), bubble wrap and air pillows (deflate) • Product wrap on cases of water/soda bottles, paper towels, napkins, disposable cups, bathroom tissue, diapers, and female sanitary products • Furniture and electronic wrap • Plastic cereal box liners (but if it tears like paper, do not include)
Do not include: Degradable/compostable bags or film packaging • Pre-washed salad mix bags • Frozen food bags • Candy bar wrappers • Chip bags • Six-pack rings