Mojave Desert & Mountan Recycling Authority

Contamination: Stretchy Plastic

Contamination: Stretchy Plastic
Soft, flexible, stretchy plastic film such as grocery, bread, zip-top and dry cleaning bags or the wrap around such products as paper plates, napkins, and bathroom tissue CAN be recycled, but not in your curbside recycling program. Stretchy plastic jams up recycling equipment and cannot be recovered in the system. You may be able to return plastic film to retailers listed on

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