Recycling & Safe Disposal of Plastic Bags & Plastic Wrap in Macon County, IL

blue plastic shopping bagMany grocery stores and department stores have a take-back collection bin for plastic shopping bags.  Typically, collection containers are located at the entranceway of the store.  Most of these stores will accept unwanted plastic shopping bags for recycling, even if the bags are from another store.

Some local stores participate in HilexPoly’s Bag2Bag program and accept items beyond just plastic shopping bags. The following plastic film items may be placed in the Bag2Bag containers at these stores. Please ensure that all items are empty, clean and dry.

  • Plastic shopping bags
  • Other plastic bags with any string, molded plastic handles, and closing mechanisms removed
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Bread bags and plastic produce bags
  • Newspaper sleeves
  • Plastic film packaging such as wrap on paper towels & bath tissue
  • Case wrap as on cases of water