May I recycle plastic store bags?

No. Plastic bags (grocery bags, store bags, trash bags) are not permitted in recycling bins. They cannot be recycled through the curbside recycling program.

Plastic bags get tangled in sorting machines at single-stream recycling facilities, including the one where South Fayette recyclables are sorted. The bags can prevent the sorting machine from working correctly and effectively.

Instead, take them to a bag recycling drop-off bin at a store near you.

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1. What items are accepted for recycling?
2. How do I get a recycling bin?
3. How do I report a missed pickup or other trash/recycling issue?
4. Where do I place my bin for automated recycling?
5. What are the features and size of my recycling bin?
6. Where do I store my recycling bin?
7. What if I am moving?
8. What if my recycling bin breaks?
9. When is my recycling picked up?
10. May I recycle plastic store bags?
11. May I bag my recyclables?
12. How do I recycle cardboard boxes?
13. What if I live in Hunting Ridge?
14. May I use a store-bought recycling bin?
15. How do I know which recycling bin is mine?
16. Who pays for recycling collection?
17. What is automated recycling?