Plastic Film

Plastic bags & film that follow the plastic bag/film "rule of thumb"

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Recycle via ReStore Bin:
Plastic bags/film are NOT to be placed in your recycling bin. They are recycled through a special program called ReStore. You can find ReStore containers in large RI grocery, pharmacy, and big-box stores (e.g. Target, Walmart). You can bring all of your plastic bags and film, regardless of where they came from, to any ReStore container.

If your city or town is listed below, click on its name to see the local plastic bags & film instructions for its residents.

If plastic bags/film are clean, dry, and stretchable (at least a little), recycle them in the plastic bag recycling container at very large grocery, pharmacy, or big-box stores in RI. 

Exceptions: No clingy food wrap, bags from fertilizers/herbicides/pesticides, or bags labeled as "compostable or biodegradable."


City/Town Resident Options: