Plastic bags and wrap

Recommended disposal options

Recycle at retailer

Plastic bags and wrap can be brought to retailers that offer plastic bag recycling, such as grocery and department stores. For plastic bag recycling locations in the Twin Cities, check

Plastic bags are not accepted in most at-home recycling programs. Check with your waste hauler if they accept plastic bags.

Other disposal options

Hennepin County drop-off facilities

See restrictions and instructions below:

Drop-off facilities accept:

Plastic bags and wrap


No charge

Materials preparation

Plastic bags must be clean of debris and food.

Drop-off facilities do not accept:

No salt bags.

Numbers on plastics: confusing?

Yes, they are confusing. To crack the recycling code, it’s best to use the description of the materials (bottles, cups, containers), images and the numbers to determine what is recyclable.

Rethink and reduce

Shop with reusable bags at the mall or grocery stores.

Reuse plastic bags at home for garbage lining or pet waste pickup.