Plastic Bags & Film

Avoid plastic bags entirely, and bring your own reusable bag when shopping! Remember recycling must be placed in containers loose- never bag your recycling; keep it loose!

Acceptable Items

  • Plastic Bags
  • Newspaper bags
  • Bread bags
  • Produce bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Case wrap
  • Bubble Wrap

Reuse Tip

  • Reuse a plastic bag to line a small waste bin instead of buying new plastic can liners

Recycling Tips

  • Make sure bags are clean and dry
  • Plastic bags should never be put in with mixed recycling as they can cause equipment malfunctions at the recycling center.
  • Are you collecting plastic film? Print and post this Plastic Film flyer!

Recycling Locations

  • Plastic film recycling is available at the Talley Student Union front desk
  • Many local grocery stores offer plastic bag recycling, including the Food Lion on Western Blvd and the Target on Hillsborough
  • Plastic Film recycling is also available for back-of-house operations at
    • Avent Ferry Technology
    • Biltmore Hall
    • CVM Main
    • DH Hill Library
    • Fitts-Woolard Hall
    • Hunt Library
    • Jordan Addition
    • Mail Services (Facilities Warehouse)
    • The Oval (loading dock)
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Schaub Food Science
    • Student Health Center
    • Sullivan III (WRR)
    • Talley Student Union (loading dock & information desk)