Where can I recycle plastic bags?

Mahtomedi's recycling contractor does not accept plastic bags. However, several grocery stores, such as Cub Foods and Festival Foods, participate in the "It's in the Bag" recycling program that accepts clean, dry plastic bags for recycling. Please note that plastic bag recycling rates are extremely low, only 1% to 3% get recycled, and the economics of recycling plastic bags are not appealing. Instead, use recyclable paper bags or reusable bags when possible. In the store, when asked "paper or plastic?," choose paper!

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1. Can I save money by going green?
2. Does Mahtomedi provide curbside recycling to residents?
3. How can I support renewal energy?
4. What does it mean to "live green?"
5. What is a sustainable development?
6. What programs and rebates are available to help me save energy?
7. Where can I purchase rain barrels & compost bins?
8. Where are the closest compost sites?
9. Where can I bring household hazardous waste?
10. Where can I donate slightly used furniture and housewares?
11. Where can I donate used clothing and miscellaneous items?
12. Where can I recycle plastic bags?
13. Who is my refuse hauler?