Plastic bags

checkRetail bags
checkCarryout bags
checkProduce bags
checkNewspaper bags
checkBread bags
checkDry-cleaning bags
checkZip-top food storage bags
checkPlastic shipping envelopes
checkBubble wrap
checkAir pillows
checkProduct wrap for Bathroom tissue, Water/soda bottles, Paper towels
checkFurniture wrap
checkElectronic wrap
checkPlastic cereal box liners
Plastic Bags Recycling Sign


  1. Clean & dry bags only
  2. Preform the "Stretch Test"
    • If the plastic bag stretches before the plastic breaks, it is recyclable
    • If the plastic bag tears, it is not recyclable
  3. Remove receipts, stickers, if possible
  4. Recycle at drop-off locations 
    1. Allegany County Recycling Center – Kelly Road – Container for Plastic Film in the same area as the Cardboard Recycling, look for the label.
    2. Kohl’s LaVale – Customer Service Desk
    3. Martin’s Market LaVale & Cumberland – Bins in vestibule
    4. WEIS Cresaptown & Frostburg– Take bags to service desk

items not accepted

x_Degradable/compostable bags or film packaging
x_Pre-washed salad mix bags
x_Beverage bags (boxed wine)
x_Frozen food bags
x_Candy bar wrappers
x_Chip bags
x_Six-pack rings